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Fassifern blind snake

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Anilios insperatus - Venchi, Wilson & Borsboom, 2015
Pronunciation  ann-NIL-ee-oss   INN-sper-AHH-tuss
Etymology  Anilios: "The derivation of the generic name Anilios was not provided by Gray (1845), although Savage and Boundy (2012) suggest it was derived from the Greek an- (lacking) + helios (the sun)." (Shea 2015)
insperatus: "The Latin word insperatus means unexpected, unanticipated, unhoped, unlooked-for, unforeseen. This alludes to the unexpected discovery of a new species of snake in an intensively surveyed, easily accessible area less than 100 km from an Australian capital city. Used as a noun in apposition." (Venchi, Wilson & Borsboom 2015)
Other names   
Total length
Species avg: 9.7 cm
Clutch size
Length and clutch size information comes from a variety of sources, but primarily from Shine (1991) and Cogger (2000).
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Known from only one specimen collected in the Fassifern Valley, south-east Queensland.

Found in the following Australian states/territories



Prior to clearing, the collection locality was open forest.

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