Amphisbaena kiriri

Amphisbaena kiriri

Amphisbaena kiriri

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Amphisbaena kiriri

Amphisbaena kiriri is a species of worm lizard in the family Amphisbaenidae. The species is endemic to northeastern Brazil.

Animal name origin

The specific name, kiriri, refers to the Kiriri, an indigenous tribe of the Brazilian Caatinga.

Appearance

A. kiriri is dark gray dorsally, and cream-colored ventrally. Furthermore, the first two to three ventral segments are dark gray in color and the remainder ventral segments are cream colored including the ventral portion of the head and the rest of the belly. It has 158–165 body annuli, and two precloacal pores.

Distribution

Geography

A. kiriri is found in Bahia state, Brazil.

References

1. Amphisbaena kiriri Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amphisbaena_kiriri

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