TITLE

World's smallest snake species found

PUB. DATE
September 2008
SOURCE
Irish Veterinary Journal;Sep2008, Vol. 61 Issue 9, p569
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the smallest snake species in the world which was found at the Caribbean Island of Barbados. Blair Hedges, an evolutionary biologist at Penn State Department of Biology, made the discovery while having an expedition in the area. The snake which was named by Hedges as Leptotyphlops carlae has an average length of four inches and described as thin as a strand of spaghetti. A photograph of the snake is also presented.
ACCESSION #
34410875

 

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