A worm lizard from Malaysia

Main report: Dibamus floweri
(Rupert G Lewis Photographer (Facebook))
Other Reporting: Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, Herpetological taxonomy, phylogeny and systematics
Scientific Paper: Raffles Bulletin of Zoology   
New Taxa: Dibamus floweri
Common Name: Flower's Blind Lizard
Species named for: Major Stanley Smyth Flower
Categories: New Species | Reptiles
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A new species of worm lizard is described from the central highlands of Peninsular Malaysia.  This new member of a little-known and highly illusive genus of legless lizard which first looked like a ‘particularly scaly earthworm’ caught the author’s eye which turned out to be of a new species of worm lizard.  As stated by the author, “a joyful reminder to always take a closer look!”.

Flower’s Blind Lizard. Photo: Evan S.H. Quah

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