is the common name sometimes given to several of snakes. They share the characteristics of small size, primarily subterranean habitat, non-functioning or small eyes, and varying resemblance to earthworms. Many are also known as Blind snakes
, the alternative common name.
Genera of snakes often called "worm snakes":
- Carphophis, American worm snakes
- Typhlina, sometimes also referred to as shield-tailed snakes, or the African worm snake
- Typhlops, sometimes also referred to as burrowing snakes