Western Congo worm lizard

Western Congo worm lizard

Western Congo worm lizard

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Monopeltis guentheri

The Western Congo worm lizard (Monopeltis guentheri) is a species of amphisbaenian in the family Amphisbaenidae. The species is endemic to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Animal name origin

The specific name, guentheri, is in honor of German-born British herpetologist Albert Günther.

Distribution

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M. guentheri is found in the western part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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The preferred natural habitat of M. guentheri is forest.

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Western Congo worm lizard habitat map
Western Congo worm lizard habitat map

Mating Habits

The mode of reproduction of M. guentheri is unknown.

References

1. Western Congo worm lizard Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Congo_worm_lizard
2. Western Congo worm lizard on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/176244/7203481

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