Special Issue of ‘The Anatomical Record’ Explores Blind Snakes

This month’s Special Issue of The Anatomical Record explores the extraordinary subterranean world of scolecophidians (aka. “blind snakes”). This issue was organized, in part, to honor the accomplishments of noted herpetologist Richard Thomas and the seminal findings he has had in the field. “This issue spans a diversity of papers, from biographical accounts of Richard’s life and works, to a brief history of scolecophidian anatomical studies and the benefits of computed tomography (CT) technology, to a variety of studies on the skull and post-cranial osteology, cranial and jaw biomechanics related to subterranean lifestyles, evolution, and systematics of blind snake taxa from around the globe,” guest editors Rebecca Laver and Juan Daza explained in the issue introduction.

Read: “The Anatomical Record’s” Special Issue: Blind Snakes Beneath the Surface