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Epacrophis reticulatus

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Range: Northern Somalia, near Berbera

 

Described in 1906, this Somali endemic is found in the Goolis Mountains at roughly 3500 feet in elevation. Referred to as the reticulated blind snake, this species is almost devoid of literature describing it. Not likely to exceed 20 cm in length and bearing the sharp-spined tail tip shared by all members of the genus, this species is likely named for a pattern of dark scales with lighter edges.

 

Habitat: Unknown, likely vegetation tufts in arid grasslands.

 

Prey: Unknown, most likely soft-bodied small invertebrates.

 

Lifespan and reproduction: lifespan unknown. Oviparous.

 

Sources: http://reptile-database.reptarium.cz/species?genus=Epacrophis&species=reticulatus