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No-spined blind snake

no-spined blind snake (Anilios aspina)
Julia Creek, Queensland
Photo © Eric Vanderduys
Anilios aspina - (Couper, Covacevich & Wilson, 1998)
Pronunciation  ann-NIL-ee-oss   a-SPINE-ah
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)
aspina: 'without a spine'1, referring to the lack of a tail spine, and not to a lack of a vertebral column.
Other names  Ramphotyphlops aspina 
Total length
Species avg: 27.8 cm
Clutch size
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


Originally known only from two specimens collected near Barcaldine. A third specimen was collected from Julia Creek in 2012.2

Found in the following Australian states/territories



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