Friday, 8 May 2015

Creature 220: Bipes biporus

A weird mole-worm-lizard
You may have heard of Bipes biporus under the name of Mexican mole lizard.

If you are wondering what it is, I assure you it is a lizard. It just looks like a weird worm. They grow up to 24 cm in length and live underground feeding of subterranean insects like ants. They occasionally make trips to the surface after heavy rain.

Mexican mole lizards are endemic to the Californian peninsula,  Mexico.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Order: Squamata
Family: Bipedidae
Genus: Bipes
Species: Bipes biporus

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