Found dead during a flooding.
The lizard was in the middle of one of our mist nets. It was dropped by a Red-shouldered Hawk when it hit the net then flew away.
Thanks to Dr. Brad Hollingsworth for having me on this trip and providing locality data.
Amphisbaenia (called amphisbaenians or worm lizards) is a group of usually legless squamates, comprising over 180 extant species. Amphisbaenians are characterized by long bodies, reduction or loss of the limbs, and rudimentary eyes. As many species possess a pink body coloration and scales arranged in rings, they have a superficial resemblance to earthworms. All are limbless except for Bipes, which retains forelimbs. Although superficially similar to the snakes and Dibamidae, recent phylogenetic studies suggest that they...