Gaboon worm lizard

Gaboon worm lizard

Gaboon worm lizard

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Monopeltis jugularis

The Gaboon worm lizard (Monopeltis jugularis ) is a species of amphisbaenian in the family Amphisbaenidae. The species is native to the west coast of Central Africa.

Appearance

The holotype of M. jugularis has a total length of 51 cm (20 in), which includes a tail 2.9 cm (1.1 in) long. The body has a diameter of 2.2 cm (0.87 in).

Distribution

Geography

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M. jugularis is found in Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, and Gabon.

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The preferred natural habitat of M. jugularis is forest.

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Gaboon worm lizard habitat map

Biome

Gaboon worm lizard habitat map

Mating Habits

The mode of reproduction of M. jugularis is unknown.

References

1. Gaboon worm lizard Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaboon_worm_lizard
2. Gaboon worm lizard on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/176245/7203646

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