Amphisbaena xera, Dry worm lizard, Puerto rican dryland worm lizard, North american worm lizard
Amphisbaena xera, known commonly as the dry worm lizard, Puerto Rican dryland worm lizard, or the North American worm lizard, is a worm lizard species. It is endemic to Puerto Rico.
The specific name, xera, which is from Greek via Late Latin, means "dry".
Terrestrial animals are animals that live predominantly or entirely on land (e.g., cats, ants, snails), as compared with aquatic animals, which liv...
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...
It is found in Puerto Rico, both on the main island and also on the offshore Isla de Caja de Muertos.