Xerotyphlops is a genus of snakes in the family Typhlopidae.

Typhlops vermicularis
Xerotyphlops vermicularis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Typhlopidae
Genus: Xerotyphlops
Hedges, Marion, Lipp, Marin & Vidal, 2014


The five species in this genus Xerotyphlops are found in the Palearctic.[1]


The following species are recognized as being valid.[1]

Nota bene. A binomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species was originally described in a genus other than Xerotyphlops.


  1. ^ a b Genus Xerotyphlops at The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org.

Further reading

  • Hedges SB, Marion AB, Lipp KM, Marin J, Vidal N (2014). "A taxonomic framework for typhlopid snakes from the Caribbean and other regions (Reptilia, Squamata)". Caribbean Herpetology 49: 1-61. (Xerotyphlops, new genus, p. 41).
Iranian worm snake

The Iranian worm snake (Xerotyphlops wilsoni) is a species of snake in the family Typhlopidae. The species is endemic to Iran.

List of reptiles of Europe

This is a list of European reptiles. It includes all reptiles currently found in Europe. It does not include species found only in captivity or extinct in Europe, except where there is some doubt about this, nor (with few exceptions) does it currently include species introduced in recent decades. Each species is listed, with its binomial name and notes on its distribution where this is limited.

Also this list is incomplete.

Conservation status - IUCN Red List of Threatened Species:

EX - Extinct, EW - Extinct in the Wild

CR - Critically Endangered, EN - Endangered, VU - Vulnerable

NT - Near Threatened, LC - Least Concern

DD - Data Deficient, NE - Not Evaluated

(v. 2013.2, the data is current as of March 5, 2014)

List of reptiles of Israel

Israel has about 100 species of reptiles, almost a third of which live in its northern areas. Reptiles in Israel live in environments ranging from the Negev Desert to the Red Sea, from the Jordan River to the Judaean Mountains.

List of reptiles of Jordan

Jordan has about 115 species of reptiles, most of them are snakes and lizards and some species of turtles. No species of crocodiles were found in the country.

Socotra worm snake

The Socotra worm snake (Xerotyphlops socotranus) is a species of snake in the Typhlopidae family. It is found only on the island of Socotra in Yemen.


The Typhlopidae are a family of blind snakes. They are found mostly in the tropical regions of Africa, Asia, the Americas, and all mainland Australia and various islands. The rostral scale overhangs the mouth to form a shovel-like burrowing structure. They live underground in burrows, and since they have no use for vision, their eyes are mostly vestigial. They have light-detecting black eye spots, and teeth occur in the upper jaw. The tail ends with a horn-like scale. Most of these species are oviparous. Currently, 18 genera are recognized containing over 200 species.


Typhlops is a genus of blind snakes in the family Typhlopidae. The genus is endemic to the West Indies. Some species which were formerly placed in the genus Typhlops have been moved to the genera Afrotyphlops, Amerotyphlops, Anilios, Antillotyphlops, Argyrophis, Cubatyphlops, Indotyphlops, Letheobia, Madatyphlops, Malayotyphlops, and Xerotyphlops.

Xerotyphlops vermicularis

Xerotyphlops vermicularis, the European blind snake, European worm snake, Eurasian blind snake, or Eurasian worm snake, is a species of snake in the genus Xerotyphlops. Despite its common name, the range of the European blind snake ranges from the Balkan Peninsula, the Aegean Islands, and Cyprus to Afghanistan. The common name refers to how it is the only blindsnake of the genus Typhlops naturally found in Europe. The only other blindsnake found in Europe is the brahminy blindsnake, or "flowerpot snake," Ramphotyphlops braminus, where specimens have been discovered lurking in the soil at the Kew Gardens.

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