Carvalho worm lizard, Carvalho's worm lizard
The Carvalho worm lizard (Amphisbaena carvalhoi), also known commonly as Carvalho's worm lizard, is a species of worm lizard in the family Amphisbaenidae. The species is endemic to Brazil.
The specific name, carvalhoi, is in honor of Brazilian herpetologist Antenor Leitão de Carvalho, who collected the type specimen.
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...
A. carvalhoi may attain a total length (including tail) of 24.5 cm (9.6 in).
A. carvalhoi is found in northeastern Brazil in the state of Pernambuco.Show More
The preferred natural habitat of A. carvalhoi is shrubland. The holotype of A. carvalhoi was collected at an altitude of 1,035 m (3,396 ft).Show Less