Amphisbaena townsendi is a species of amphibaenian in the family Amphisbaenidae. The species is endemic to Peru.
The specific name, townsendi, is in honor of American zoologist Charles Haskins Townsend.
Oviparous animals are female animals that lay their eggs, with little or no other embryonic development within the mother. This is the reproductive...
Precocial species are those in which the young are relatively mature and mobile from the moment of birth or hatching. Precocial species are normall...
The holotype of A. townsendi has a snout-to-vent length (SVL) of 20.6 cm (8.1 in), a tail length of 2.1 cm (0.83 in), and a body diameter of 0.5 cm (0.20 in).