Monopeltis welwitschii

Monopeltis welwitschii

Dalophia welwitschii

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Dalophia welwitschii

Dalophia welwitschii is a species of amphisbaenian in the family Amphisbaenidae. The species is endemic to Angola.

Animal name origin

The specific name, welwitschii, is in honor of Austrian botanist Friedrich Martin Josef Welwitsch.

Appearance

D. welwitschii may attain a snout-to-vent length of 26.5 cm (10.4 in), with a tail 2.4 cm (0.94 in) long, and a body diameter of 0.6 cm (0.24 in).

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The preferred natural habitat of D. welwitschii is savanna, at altitudes of 900–1,100 m (3,000–3,600 ft).

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1. Monopeltis welwitschii Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monopeltis_welwitschii
2. Monopeltis welwitschii on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/120685452/120906433

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