Myriopholis parkeri

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Range: Eastern Ethiopia

 

Parker’s worm snake is recorded from only 2 specimens from eastern-central Ethiopia. Practically no information is publicly available on the species (all behind journal paywalls). Likely to grow to around 35 cm in length, this slender species is characterized by having 16 scale rows midbody, 14 on the tail (as opposed to 14/12-10 on all others of the genus), and an undifferentiated cloacal shield (the scale is near-identical in shape to other caudal scutes).

 

Habitat: 1067 meters in elevation, habitat details otherwise unknown.

 

Prey: likely small soft-bodied invertebrates such as ant and termite larvae

 

Lifespan and reproduction: Lifespan unknown, likely under 7 years. Oviparous.

 

Sources: https://reptile-database.reptarium.cz/species?genus=Myriopholis&species=parkeri