Title

Observations on the Biology of the punctate worm skink Anomalopus (Vermiceps) swansoni Greer and Cogger, 1985, (Sauria: Scincidae)

Author Faculty (Discipline)

Science

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1995

Journal

Herpetofauna

Volume Number

25

Issue Number

2

Page Numbers

45-49

Embargo Period

7-31-2022

Peer Review

Before publication

Abstract

Observations on the small, specialised, fossorial and legless Punctuate Work-skink (Anomalopus (Vermiseps) swansoni) both in captivity and of museum specimens show: 1. A patchy distribution but with a range extension to the north-west. 2. Exclusive or near exclusive termite feeding. 3. Production of two or three young in late summer. 4. Possible thermoregulatory behaviour. 5. A longevity of at least ten years. 6. An indeterminate conservation status.

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