Leptotyphlops brasiliensis Laurent, 1949



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1949 or before

Rediscovered in 2000-2001



Bahia, Brazil


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Laurent, R. (1949). Notes sur quelques reptiles appartenant à la collection de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturalles de Belgique. III. Formes américaines. Bulletin de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturalles de Belgique 25: 1-20.


Other references:

Curcio, Felipe, Zaher, Hussam and Rodrigues, Miguel Trefaut. (2002). Rediscovery of the blind-snake Leptotyphlops brasiliensis Laurent, 1949 (Serpentes, Leptotyphlopidae) in the wild. Phyllomedusa 1(2): 101-104.

Rodrigues, M. T. and Puorto, G. (1994). On the second specimen of Leptotyphlops brasiliensis Laurent, 1949 (Serpentes, Leptotyphlopidae). Journal of Herpetology 28: 393-394.


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