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Mexican Mole Lizard

The Mexican mole lizards are a species of ‘amphisbaenian’ or worm lizards that have legs, and can live both in land and water. They have a segmented body, and are often mistaken for salamander.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Family Bipedidae
    Genus Bipes
    Species B. biporous
    Scientific Name Bipes biporous

    Other Names Five-toed worm lizard, Bipes
    Length 18–24 cm (7.1–9.4 in)
    Coloration Pink
    Distribution Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula, Guerrero, Chiapas, and Baja California Sur
    Habitat Lives underground, but come on the surface only at night or after rains
    Diet Ants, larvae, earthworms, termites, ground-dwelling insects, small lizards
    Breeding Season Late spring to summer
    Clutch Size 1-4 eggs at a time
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on December 27th 2017 by under Lizards. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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