Ability of the blind snake, Leptotyphlops
dulcis, to follow pheromone trails of army ants, Newamyrmex nigrescens and N.
Hedges named the new snake Leptotyphlops
carlae to honor his wife Carla Ann Hass.
Given the name Leptotyphlops
carlae, the snake is believed to be at or near the minimum size possible for snakes.
The new species, named Leptotyphlops
carlae, is smaller than any of the other 3,100 previously known snake species, according to Pennsylvania State University biologist Blair Hedges, who also had helped find the world's smallest frog and lizard.
, the reptile is thin as a strand of spaghetti and when fully grown is just 4ins long.
US evolutionary biologist Dr Blair Hedges, who made the find, said the snake, given the name Leptotyphlops
carlae, is the smallest of the 3100 snake species.
Carlae has just been discovered in Barbados.
Trionyx spiniferus 1 Squamata Scincella lateralis 6 1 Sceloporus undulatus 2 Sceloporus olivaceus 1 1 Hemidactylus turcicus 4 Elaphe obsoleta * Leptotyphlops
dulcis 3 Nerodia erythrogaster 4 Tantilla gracilis 3 Thamnophis marcianus 2 Virginia striatula 4 Total 56 4 5 135 8 % 10.
Los Coronados (islas Norte and Sur) SQUAMATA (Snakes) Leptotyphlopidae Leptotyphlops
humilis Cedros Pythonidae Lichanura trivirgata Cedros, Natividad Colubridae Chilomeniscus stramineus Cedros, Magdalena Diadophis punctatus Todos Santos (Isla Sur), San Martin Eridiphas slevini Santa Margarita Hypsiglena torquata Cedros, Los Coronados (all islands), San Martin Lampropeltis [herrerae.
macrorhynchus, for example, is distributed from the Sahara to the Sind.
The single right oviduct and other urogenital structures of female Typhlops and Leptotyphlops
Chilomeniscus cinctus, Leptotyphlops
humilis, Tantilla hobartsmithi), species associated with bottoms of valleys (e.
Smith, 1849), Peter's black Worm snake Leptotyphlops
sculifrons merkeri (Werner, 1909) and Cape wolf snake Lycophidion capense (A.
World's smallest snake: Blair Hedges, of Pennsylvania State University, discovered the world's smallest snake, Leptotyphlops
He is naming it Leptotyphlops
carlae in honor of his wife, Carla Ann Hass, he says in a report published online in Zootaxa.