Distribution

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Continent: Caribbean
Distribution: Puerto Rico
Type locality: Orilla (cuneta) Carretera Cano (P.R. road 113), Municipio de Isabela, Puerto Rico (= about 6 km SE Isabela; corrected by Thomas, 1966c).
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Amphisbaena schmidti

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Amphisbaena schmidti, known commonly as Schmidt's worm lizard or the Puerto Rican dusky worm lizard, is a species of amphisbaenian in the family Amphisbaenidae. The species is endemic to the Caribbean.[2]

Etymology

The specific name, schmidti, is in honor of American herpetologist Karl Patterson Schmidt.[3]

Geographic range

A. schmidti is found in Puerto Rico.[4]

Habitat

The preferred habitats of A. schmidti are shrubland, forest, and grassland at altitudes of 0–400 m (0–1,312 ft).[1]

Reproduction

A. schmidti is oviparous.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Joglar R, Powell R, Hedges B, Thomas R (2016). "Amphisbaena schmidti ". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016.
  2. ^ "Amphisbaena ". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved August 20, 2010.
  3. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Amphisbaena schmidti, p. 236).
  4. ^ a b Species Amphisbaena schmidti at The Reptile Database . www.reptile-database.org.
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Amphisbaena schmidti: Brief Summary

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Amphisbaena schmidti, known commonly as Schmidt's worm lizard or the Puerto Rican dusky worm lizard, is a species of amphisbaenian in the family Amphisbaenidae. The species is endemic to the Caribbean.

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