Zygaspis nigra

Zygaspis nigra

Zygaspis nigra

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Zygaspis nigra

Zygaspis nigra is a worm lizard species in the family Amphisbaenidae. The species is endemic to southern Africa.

Appearance

A large worm lizard, Z. nigra may attain a snout-to-vent length (SVL) of 28 cm (11 in). It is colored black and white, with a speckled or marbled appearance. It is more blackish dorsally, and is more whitish ventrally. The snout is rounded.

Distribution

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Z. nigra is found in Angola, Botswana, the Caprivi strip, and Zambia.

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The preferred habitat of Z. nigra is woodland on sandy soil.

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Zygaspis nigra habitat map

Mating Habits

Z. nigra is oviparous.

References

1. Zygaspis nigra Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zygaspis_nigra
2. Zygaspis nigra on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/176248/120630895

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