Rena dulcis — Texas Threadsnake
Some other names for this species:
Texas Blind Snake
The genus Rena was split from Leptotyphlops in 2009 by Adalsteinnson et al. Leptotyphlops is now used only for Old World snakes.
Subspecies I've seen:
R. d. dulcis
Rena dulcis dulcis — Plains Threadsnake
I've always heard that everything is bigger in Texas. So what's the deal with this, my first ever Texas snake? Not quite the smallest snake I've ever seen (that would be this species), but not too much bigger, either.
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