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Florida Wormlizard: Rhineuridae - Physical Characteristics, Geographic Range, Habitat, Diet, Behavior And Reproduction - FLORIDA WORM LIZARDS AND PEOPLE, CONSERVATION STATUS

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People rarely see these shy animals, but they may get some benefits from the wormlizards. If they eat ants, termites, and beetle grubs, the wormlizards may be helping to rid gardens and parks of some of humankind's pests.

This species is not considered endangered or threatened.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Books:

Behler, John, and F. Wayne King. "Worm Lizard (Rhineura floridana)." National Audubon Society Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1979.

Burnie, David, and Don Wilson, eds. The Definitive Visual Guide to the World's Wildlife New York: DK Publishing, 2001.

Conant, Roger. A Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Eastern/Central North America. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1975.

Gans, C. Biomechanics: An Approach to Vertebrate Biology. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1974.

Halliday, Tim, and Kraig Adler, eds. The Encyclopedia of Reptiles and Amphibians. New York: Facts on File, 1986.

Schwenk, K. In Feeding: Form, Function, and Evolution in Tetrapod Vertebrates. San Diego: Academic Press, 2000.

Vanzolini, P. E. Evolution, Adaptation and Distribution of the Amphisbaenid Lizards (Sauria: Amphisbaenidae). Ph.D. diss. Harvard University, 1951.

Web sites:

"Animals of the Florida Scrub: Florida Worm Lizard." Flori-Data. http://www.floridata.com/tracks/scrub/animals/rhi_flor.htm (accessed on November 23, 2004).

"Suborder: Amphisbaenia." Georgia Wildlife Web. http://museum.nhm.uga.edu/gawildlife/reptiles/squamata/amphisbaenia.html (accessed on November 23, 2004).

"Wildlife: Florida Worm lizard." Native Florida. http://www.nsis.org/gallery/wl-fl_worm_lizard.html (accessed on November 23, 2004).

"Worm lizard." Fact Monster. http://www.factmonster.com/ce6/sci/A0852748.html (accessed on November 23, 2004).

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