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Brown-snouted blind snake

brown-snouted blind snake (Anilios wiedii)
Ballendeen, Queensland
Photo © Mark Sanders
Anilios wiedii - (Peters, 1867)
Pronunciation  ann-NIL-ee-oss   VYE-ee-ee
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)
wiedii: the identify of Weid is unknown.1
Other names  Ramphotyphlops wiedii 
Total length
Species avg: 20 cm
Species max: 30 cm
Clutch size
Average: 4
Range: 1 - 8
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


Found in the following Australian states/territories

New South Wales, Queensland


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