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Wormlizards: Amphisbaenidae

Physical Characteristics, Geographic Range, Diet, Behavior And Reproduction, White-bellied Wormlizard (amphisbaena Alba): Species AccountHABITAT, WORMLIZARDS AND PEOPLE, CONSERVATION STATUS

WHITE-BELLIED WORMLIZARD (Amphisbaena alba): SPECIES ACCOUNT

Wormlizards stay out of sight most of the time, either remaining in their burrows or beneath rocks or leaf litter on the ground. Some of them make themselves at home in the nests of ants or termites, possibly even laying their eggs or having their young there. They will come out on the surface after particularly heavy rains that flood their underground homes.

Wormlizards and people rarely run across one another.

None of these species is considered endangered or threatened.

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