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Myriopholis rouxestevae

See: W. Wuster: iNaturalist Link

Roux-Estéve’s worm snake, despite having a handful of photographs accessible online, is a species otherwise nearly unknown publicly, most references behind paywalls. Recorded from two widely disparate locations in southeastern Senegal and the southwest coast of Guinea, this species’ range is likely far broader within this tropical zone than currently described. It likely grows to around 35 cm in length, with a slender build, blunt rounded head barely wider than the neck, and a short, blunt spine-tipped tail. Dorsal scale count unknown, likely around 350, scale row count 14 midbody, 12 on the tail. Coloration is dark brown to almost black dorsally, fading to tan or pinkish ventrally. Characteristics beyond its range that separate this species from close relatives are not publicly accessible.


Habitat: unknown, likely leaf litter and loose soils in open forested regions.


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


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



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