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DARWIN┤S AMPHISBAENID Amphisbaena darwinii
Amphisbaenids are blind, subterranean reptiles, superficially resembling earthworms. This is a rarely recorded species of Atlantic Forest leaf litter where it lives under stones and logs. Identification of amphisbaenids is complex, requiring scale counts and careful examination of body and tail rings. Scale counts of the specimen below were consistent with the subspecies heterozonata
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FIGURE 1 - (FPREP848PH) Adult, Hotel Tirol, Departamento Itap˙a (JP Brouard November 2013).
FIGURE 2 - (FPREP849PH) Same individual head lateral view (JP Brouard November 2013).
FIGURE 3 - (FPREP850PH) Same individual cloacal pores (JP Brouard November 2013).
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