We found our very first Blind Snake… genus Anilios (previously Ramphotyphlops)… not sure if it is Miner blind snake (Anilios fossor), Centralian blind snake (Anilios centralis) or the Interior blind snake (Anilios endoterus).

They are non-venomous reptiles and feed primarily on the eggs and larvae of termites and ants.

  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Reptilia
  • Order: Squamata
  • Suborder: Serpentes
  • Family: Typhlopidae
  • Genus: Anilios

Footnote & References

  1. Blind snakes – Anilios, Australian Reptile Online Database – AROD.com.au