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Florida Worm Lizard (Rhineura floridana)

Florida worm lizard

Not a lizard, not a snake, and certainly not a worm, the peculiar Florida worm lizard is a burrower that occurs only in dry habitats in central Florida. (Taxonomically, it's a member of the Amphisbaenia, one of three suborders of squamate reptiles, the other two being lizards and snakes.) Highly adapted for a life underground, the worm lizard's eyes are covered over with scales and the snout is wedge-shaped and very rigid for pushing through the sand. Worm lizards (they get up to 12" long) are actually not uncommon but they stay underground and are rarely seen.

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