Monopeltis rhodesiana

Monopeltis rhodesiana

Monopeltis rhodesiana

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Monopeltis rhodesiana

Monopeltis rhodesiana is a species of amphisbaenian in the family Amphisbaenidae. The species is native to southern Africa.

Appearance

M. rhodesiana is pinkish, both dorsally and ventrally. Adults usually have a snout-to-vent length (SVL) of 20–25 cm (7.9–9.8 in). The maximimum recorded SVL is 28.5 cm (11.2 in). The tail is short, with only 5–9 caudal annuli.

Distribution

Geography

M. rhodesiana is found in southern Malawi, central Mozambique, southern Zambia, and northwestern Zimbabwe.

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The preferred natural habitat of M. rhodesiana is mesic savanna, with alluvial soil.

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Mating Habits

The mode of reproduction of M. rhodesiana is unknown.

References

1. Monopeltis rhodesiana Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monopeltis_rhodesiana

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