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Wormlizards: Amphisbaenidae


Wild wormlizards eat mainly ants, termites, beetles, grubs (young beetles), caterpillars, and cockroaches. In one study, scientists looked inside the stomachs of wormlizards and found that some were filled with fungi. In another study, they found one wormlizard that had eaten a lizard, or at least its leg, and another that had swallowed a burrowing snake—whole. In captivity, wormlizards will eat other large vertebrates (VER-tehbrehts), which are animals with backbones, so some people believe they may do the same in the wild.

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Animal Life ResourceDinosaurs, Snakes, and Other ReptilesWormlizards: Amphisbaenidae - Physical Characteristics, Geographic Range, Diet, Behavior And Reproduction, White-bellied Wormlizard (amphisbaena Alba): Species Account - HABITAT, WORMLIZARDS AND PEOPLE, CONSERVATION STATUS