Friday, November 13, 2009

Newly Discovered Specie

World's Smallest Snake - Barbados Threadsnake

It is easy to understand where the Barbados Threadsnake got its name. This tiny snake is just four inches long and is believed to be the world's smallest snake. Its biological name is Leptotyphlops carlae.

In the photograph you can see its small size in comparison to a quarter dollar coin. The snake was discovered under a rock in St. Joseph Parish on the island of Barbados by S. Blair Hedges and Carla Ann Hass. The species name "carlae" is dedicated to Carla Ann Hass.

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