Myriopholis burii

Myriopholis burii

Myriopholis burii, Arabian blind snake, Bury's worm snake

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Myriopholis burii

Myriopholis burii, commonly known as the Arabian blind snake or Bury's worm snake, is a species of snake in the family Leptotyphlopidae. The species is endemic to the Arabian Peninsula.

Animal name origin

The specific name, burii, is in honor of British naturalist George Wyman Bury (1874-1920).

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M. burii is found in southwestern Saudi Arabia and southwestern Yemen at elevations of 1,350 to 1,460 m (4,430 to 4,790 ft).

Habits and Lifestyle

M. burii is fossorial.

Lifestyle

Diet and Nutrition

The diet of M. burii consists of ant larvae.

Mating Habits

M. burii is oviparous.

References

1. Myriopholis burii Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myriopholis_burii
2. Myriopholis burii on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/199569/2603530

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