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New Mexico blind snake
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Genus:
Rena
Species:
dissecta
Synonyms
  • Glauconia dissecta - Cope, 1896
  • Leptotyphlops dulcis dissectus - Klauber, 1940
  • Leptotyphlops myopicus dissectus - H.M. Smith & Sanders, 1952

Rena dissecta, also known as New Mexico blind snake or New Mexico threadsnake, is a harmless species of blind snake found in the Southwest and southern United States and northern Mexico.

Geographic range

The New Mexico blind snake is found in the southern United States primarily in the state of New Mexico, but its range extends to southern Colorado, western Texas, western Oklahoma, eastern Arizona and south into northern Mexico.

Taxonomy

It has been treated as both a species and a subspecies. Recent research has once again considered it its own species, due to distinct morphological characteristics.

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