Any of a number of slender tropical burrowing snakes, in particular:
- A South American snake marked with bold red and black stripes (Anilius scytale, the only member of the family Aniliidae). An Asian snake which displays its bright under-tail coloration when alarmed (genus Cylindrophis, family Uropeltidae)..
- Pipe snakes have cylindrical bodies with little heads, no real neck, small eyes and very short tails.
- The non-venomous South American pipe snake is another species said to mimic the coral snake.
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