Carved worm lizard

Carved worm lizard

Carved worm lizard

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Monopeltis scalper

The carved worm lizard (Monopeltis scalper) is a species of amphisbaenian in the family Amphisbaenidae. The species is endemic to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. There are two recognized subspecies.

Appearance

M. scalper is brownish dorsally, and it is whitish ventrally. It may attain a snout-to-vent length (SVL) of 29 cm (11 in), with a tail 2.9 cm (1.1 in) long.

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Mating Habits

The mode of reproduction of M. scalper is unknown.

References

1. Carved worm lizard Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carved_worm_lizard

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