Helmeted worm lizard

Helmeted worm lizard

Helmeted worm lizard

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Monopeltis galeata

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

Appearance

M. galeata may attain a snout-to-vent length of 46.5 cm (18.3 in), with a tail 3.5 cm (1.4 in) long. Specimens preserved in alcohol are whitish, both dorsally and ventrally.

Distribution

Geography

M. galeata is found in Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea (Corisco Island), and Gabon.

Mating Habits

The mode of reproduction of M. galeata is unknown.

References

1. Helmeted worm lizard Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helmeted_worm_lizard

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