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it is a Baby Snake?


it is a Baby Snake?
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Copyright: LINALDO CARDOSO (Linaldo) Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 6 W: 10 N: 25] (123)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-29
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Sony DSC-H1
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-28 6:21
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Points: 5
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Portuguese]
Baby snake???

This not a snake, its a legless -or "worm"- lizard, probably an "Amphisbaena kuntzei" or a similar species...
Mehmet and loot
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To matatur: I thought so...thanksloot 2 01-29 00:11
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I dont agree. I think it is a full grown blind snake. I can say that even if the appearence is cute, skin pink color is somewhat creepy

Sorry gentlemen, but this is not a snake, its a legless -or "worm"- lizard, probably an "Amphisbaena kuntzei" or a similar species...
Mehmet

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2008-01-29 17:30]
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Hi Linaldo

I fully agree with Mehmet - this is not a baby snake, but some kind of legless lizard, slow worm, or worm lizard. I hope you would take up the challenge to do some further research on the ID and then rectify your notes once you have found the correct information.

Best regards
Loot

PS. Critique update:
1. Have a look at this Wikipedia site for "Amphisbaenia". Although it would not give you a positive ID on your specimen it will provide you with valuable insight and direction pertaining to the reptile you show on this photo. A worm lizard.
2. This "Zipcodezoo" site will give you much more information on the 24 genera and the 237+ species within this family of lizards.
3. Here at "Google" you will find many photos showing different species of this family of lizards.
4. This site "Reptiles y Anfibios de ARGENTINA" will show you the specific species that Mehmet refered to. Just scroll a bit down the page and you will find it.

I sincerely hope this will help you in your search to find the correct ID. Good luck.

Selamlar,
Güzel bir yavru ama doğal ortamından koparmanızı etik bulmuyorum.

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