IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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Trogonophis wiegmanni is a fossorial amphisbaenian found in northwest Africa. It has a worm-like body: elongate, legless, cylindrical, and annulated. The eyes are small and covered by the skin. It lacks external ears and has a slightly protruding nostril. The tail is short and conical. It has a distinctive checkered pattern of dark and light scales.Trogonophis wiegmanni preys on soil invertebrates, including ants, termites, and snails. It is preyed upon by snakes and birds.


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Source: The Harvard University Herpetology Course - OEB 167

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