Reblogged from amandamals
Hart’s Glass Lizard (Ophisaurus harti), Taiwan
This species of legless lizard is found throughout moist forests in Eastern and SE Asia. Also called the Chinese Glass Lizard. Oviparous (egg laying). Feeds mostly in small invertebrates. Max length of 27 cm. The population on Taiwan may be a separate species, O. formoensis, though this is not widely agreed upon.
(photo: Skink Chen)
Reblogged from bullshit-bullsharks
The Tentacled Snake is a snake with tentacles!
They live in murky rivers and lakes in southeast Asia where they use their sensitive tentacles to detect the presence of fish.
They have an amazing way of ambushing prey where a flick of their body causes a reflex escape response in the fish. The Tentacled Snake then positions its gaping maw in the fish’s path so it swims right in.
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Reblogged from crispysnakes
I’m not really sure if there are any other Gonyo keepers who would agree here but to me, these guys smell like a big pile of moldy peanuts when they musk.
I didn’t think there was anything worse than Hondo poo.
I was wrong.
Oh please, these are like cherry blossoms compared to carinata.
Reblogged from thread-of-a-biologist
Amazon Trip Yields Delightful and Surprising Reptile
by Richard Bartlett
The little dugout angled out of the river and approached our dock. In it sat a villager holding something at bay with one paddle while deftly maneuvering with another.
Mike was closest, and even before the boat touched shore, he was excited. And well he should have been, for unlike one of the more common snakes the villagers usually bring us, on the bottom of the boat was a two foot long creature clad in scales of tan that were arranged in annuli.
The villager lifted the creature gently on a paddle, and Mike soon had it in hand. About the diameter of a thumb, we were all soon staring intently at a fairly common but seldom seen, legless, burrower, a Giant Worm lizard (more correctly a Giant Amphisbaenid), Amphisbaena alba.
Besides lacking limbs, this intriguing creature lacks functional eyes. The scalation is arranged in prominent rings that give it the superficial appearance of a gigantic earthworm.