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August 3, 2008

World\’s smallest snake discovered in Barbados

Filed under: Barbados,Biology,North America — admin @ 5:00 am

Sunday, August 3, 2008

The world’s smallest snake, the Leptotyphlops carlae, has been discovered in Barbados by Dr Blair Hedges, an evolutionary scientist from Pennsylvania State University.

The Leptotyphlops carlae is the smallest of the 3100 known species of snakes. The species is thinner than a piece of spaghetti and is about 10cm long, small enough to curl up on a US quarter.


Wikipedia has more about this subject:
  • “World’s smallest snake discovered”. BBC News, August 3, 2008
  • “World’s smallest snake found in Barbados”. Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, August 3, 2008
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