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black & white worm lizard

Amphisbaena fuliginosa


Spotted in Guyana, South America.

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black & white worm lizard
Amphisbaena fuliginosa Mark O'Shea - The Official Website

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What a fascinating creature, Great spot !

LisaPowers 6 years ago

Project Noah Fun Fact: Easily distinguished from other Amphisbaena species due to the unique black and white mosaic pattern that covers both the dorsal and ventral side, there is not much known about Amphisbaena fuliginosa. It is a fossorial reptile found in northern South America in the Brazilian Cerrado biome and in Trinidad. It feeds upon any small invertebrate, or insect, that it can find while burrowing. When it finds its prey it will use its strong jaws to catch and kill it. ~Wikipedia

Black & white worm lizard (Amphisbaena fuliginosa)
spotted in Linden, Guyana by PN member MichaelRodrigues.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 8 years ago

Snake, worm, or lizard? Wow, this is very cool. I would never have guessed this to be a lizard. Great IDing, Scott, and a good reference link.

Spotted by

Linden, Guyana

Spotted on Apr 25, 2014
Submitted on Apr 26, 2014

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