Montiserrat worm snake

Montiserrat Worm Snake
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Typhlopidae
Genus: Typhlops
Species: T. monastus
Thomas, 1966
Binomial name
Typhlops monastus
  • T. m. monastus - Thomas, 1966
  • T. m. geotomus - Thomas, 1966

The Montiserrat Worm Snake (Typhlops monastus) is a species of blind snake that is endemic to the Caribbean Lesser Antilles.

It has a trunk length up to 258 mm, with a tail up to 44 mm long. Its dorsal surface is medium brown, with a lighter ventral surface. It is insectivorous and fossorial.

The nominate subspecies, T. m. monastus, is found on Montserrat. T. m. geotomus is found on Barbuda, Antigua, Saint Kitts, and Nevis.


  • Malhotra, Anita; Thorpe, Roger S. (1999). Reptiles & Amphibians of the Eastern Caribbean. Macmillan Education Ltd. pp. 67–68, 71, 75. ISBN 0-333-69141-5. 
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