Peters's threadsnake

Peter's threadsnake (Leptotyphlops scutifrons) is a species of snake in the family Leptotyphlopidae. It is widely distributed in Southern Africa. Following the recognition of its former subspecies, Leptotyphlops pitmani and Leptotyphlops merkeri, as full species, L. scutifrons is no longer thought to occur in East Africa.[1][2] The limits of its range are still unclear, but it is thought to be present in Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Eswatini, and western Lesotho.[1]

Peters's threadsnake
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Leptotyphlops scutifrons
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Leptotyphlopidae
Genus: Leptotyphlops
L. scutifrons
Binomial name
Leptotyphlops scutifrons
(Peters, 1854)
  • Stenostoma scutifrons
  • Glauconia scutifrons
  • Glauconia okahandjana



  1. ^ a b c Tolley, K.A. & Alexander, G.J. (2021). "Leptotyphlops scutifrons". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2021: e.T44979898A44979907. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2021-2.RLTS.T44979898A44979907.en. Retrieved 29 September 2022.
  2. ^ Leptotyphlops scutifrons at the Reptile Database. Accessed 29 September 2022.

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