The smallest of 3,100 known species, this snake is as thin as a spaghetti noodle
By Dawn Stover
Posted 08.04.2008 at 10:20 am 12 Comments
An evolutionary biologist at Penn State University has discovered a species of snake so small that it can fit comfortably on a quarter. The average adult of the species, a type of threadsnake named Leptotyphlops carlae, is less than four inches long. The discovery will be published in the August 4 issue of the journal Zootaxa.
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