Rio Grande worm lizard

Rio Grande worm lizard

Rio Grande worm lizard

2 languages
Kingdom
Phylum
Subphylum
Class
Order
Genus
SPECIES
Amphisbaena pretrei

The Rio Grande worm lizard (Amphisbaena pretrei) is a species of worm lizard in the family Amphisbaenidae. The species is endemic to Brazil.

Animal name origin

The specific name, pretrei, is in honor of French artist Jean-Gabriel Prêtre.

Appearance

A. pretrei is reddish brown dorsally, and white ventrally. It may attain a snout-to-vent length of 28 cm (11 in), with a tail 3.4 cm (1.3 in) long.

Distribution

Geography

Continents
Countries
Biogeographical realms
Rio Grande worm lizard habitat map
Rio Grande worm lizard habitat map

Mating Habits

A. pretrei is oviparous.

References

1. Rio Grande worm lizard Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rio_Grande_worm_lizard
2. Rio Grande worm lizard on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/176230/7201112

More Fascinating Animals to Learn About