Amphisbaena caeca

Amphisbaena caeca

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Amphisbaena caeca

Amphisbaena caeca, commonly known as the Puerto Rican worm lizard or blind worm lizard, is a species of worm lizard endemic to Puerto Rico. These animals are vermicular reptiles that live under logs, rocks, and dirt. Other species of Amphisbaenids in the Caribbean include Amphisbaena bakeri, Amphisbaena fenestrata, Amphisbaena schmidti, Amphisbaena xera, and Cadea blanoides. Amphisbaenids are legless, worm-like reptiles with elongated bodies nearly uniform in diameter. They are covered with ring-like scales similar in appearance to earthworms. They are underground animals, hence the eyes have degenerated to tiny indistinct spots under the rings.

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1. Amphisbaena caeca Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amphisbaena_caeca
2. Amphisbaena caeca on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/74855063/115480153

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