Boulengerula boulengeri

Boulengerula boulengeri

Boulengerula boulengeri

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Boulengerula boulengeri

Boulengerula boulengeri is a species of amphibian in the family Herpelidae. It is endemic to the Usambara Mountains, Tanzania. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, arable land, plantations, rural gardens, and heavily degraded former forest. It is threatened by habitat loss.

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It is possible that what we now call Boulengerula boulengeri contains two unnamed, cryptic species.

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B. boulengeri is interpreted as predominantly a bur‐rower in soil, The vast majority of all vertebrate specimens dug from the top 300 mm of soil were B. boulengeri is most abundant in East Usambara forest soils.

References

1. Boulengerula boulengeri Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boulengerula_boulengeri
2. Boulengerula boulengeri on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/59494/16943488

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