Spotted: Snake not seen here in 172 years

01 November 2019 | Research

The lined blind snake Ramphotyphlops lineatus, not seen in Singapore for 172 years, was spotted in the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve in Sep 2019 by Dr John van Wyhe, Senior Lecturer from the Dept of Biological Sciences at NUS Faculty of Science. The rediscovery of the snake was documented in a report by Dr van Wyhe, Mr Law Ing Sind and NUS student Rachel Seah in the Singapore Biodiversity Records, which is hosted by the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum at NUS.