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  Early Blind Snakes: Anomalepididae - Physical Characteristics, Geographic Range, Habitat, Behavior And Reproduction, ...
At least two species eat ant eggs, as well as ant larvae (LAR-vee) and pupae (PEW-pee), which are the life stages between the egg and the adult ant.
In fact, scientists know about six of the sixteen species only from a few individuals caught in the area where the first ones were found, and they have not seen one species, the South American blind snake (Anomalepis aspinosus), since 1916.
Early Blind Snakes: Anomalepididae - Behavior And Reproduction
animals.jrank.org /pages/3786/Early-Blind-Snakes-Anomalepididae.html   (304 words)

 Family: Early blindsnakes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The family Anomalepididae was first established in 1939
these three genera also belong in the family Anomalepididae.
cophidia, Anomalepididae is most closely related to Typhlop-
www.thereptileencyclopedia.com /pg_0323.htm   (187 words)

 Digimorph - Ramphotyphlops braminus (Brahminy blind snake) - whole
Ramphotyphlops braminus is a member of Typhlopidae, a clade of small fossorial snakes commonly known as blindsnakes.
Like other blindsnake clades (Anomalepididae and Leptotyphlopidae), typhlopids are small (approximately 50–950 mm) secretive serpents with smooth, uniformly sized body scales (they lack the enlarged belly scales that characterize most other snakes), highly reduced eyes, a small and ventrally placed mouth, and a very short tail which bears a sharp terminal spine in most species.
However, the interrelationships among the three clades of blindsnakes remain poorly understood, and the monophyly of Scolecophidia has not yet been strongly corroborated by either morphological or molecular studies.
www.digimorph.org /specimens/Ramphotyphlops_braminus/whole/index.phtml   (679 words)

 Palaeos Vertebrates: Taxa A-C
Anchipteraspididae X: small pteraspidid Siluro-Devonian jawless fishes which resemble cyathaspidiforms in having a single, fused branchio- cornual plate
Anomalepididae: a small family of larger, South American scolecophidians ("blind snakes")
Anomochilidae: Anomochilus, a very strange and derived aniloid snake
www.palaeos.com /Vertebrates/Lists/Taxa/Taxlist.html   (2464 words)

 Lab VII. Snakes
All are fossorial and usually associate with termite and ant nests where snakes feed on soft-bodied termites and larval ants.
Scolecophidians are comprised of three families, Anomalepididae, Leptotyphlopidae and Typhlopidae.
No good external characters exist to distinguish between the three families, so will need to know only one, the North American family Leptotyphlopidae.
www.inhs.uiuc.edu /~chrisp/Lab7.html   (4036 words)

Scolecophidians are small creatures with eyes buried beneath the skin and highly polished, round scales of uniform size throughout the body.
Called blindsnakes as a group, they are placed in the Anomalepididae (4 genera, 15 species), Leptotyphlopidae (2 genera, 80 species), and Typhlopidae (6 genera, 215 species).
Anomochilus (2 species of Indonesian dwarf pipesnakes) is structurally transitional between other alethinophidians and blindsnakes.
partners.nytimes.com /books/first/g/greene-snakes.html   (5687 words)

 Amazon.com: "basal alethinophidians": Key Phrase page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
See all pages with references to basal alethinophidians.
Anomalepididae Leptotyphlopidae Typhlopidae Alethinophidia Anomochilus (dwarf pipesnakes) ["basal alethinophidians," Macrostomata] "basal alethinophidians" Anilius scytale (...
Anomalepididae Leptotyphlopidae Typhlopidae Alethinophidia Anomochilus (dwarf pipesnakes) ["basal alethinophidians," Macrostomata] "basal alethinophidians" Anilius sctale (...
www.amazon.com /phrase/basal-alethinophidians   (387 words)

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 Prey Transport Mechanisms in Blindsnakes and the Evolution of Unilateral Feeding Systems in Snakes -- Kley 41 (6): 1321 ...
Interrelationships of the three scolecophidian families (Leptotyphlopidae, Typhlopidae and Anomalepididae) after Cundall et al.
feeding behavior in the third scolecophidian family, Anomalepididae,
ligament, etc.) are absent in Anomalepididae (Haas, 1964, 1968
icb.oxfordjournals.org /cgi/content/full/41/6/1321   (6400 words)

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