Southwestern United States in New Mexico & West Texas, Northern Mexico in Coahuila and Sonora. May occur in Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Arizona.
Terrestrial, fossorial. Deserts, forests, woodlands, and grasslands.
Adult length up to 12 inches, thin body occurring in pink or mauve coloration. Head and tail are rounded & blunt, head not distinguishable from neck. Vestigial eyes that appear only as dark spots underneath scales. Small spine at the tip of the tail. Distinguished from Western Threadsnake by presence of three scales between vestigial eyes.
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