THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS, DISTRIBUTION MAPS AND INFORMATION
Covering Snakes and Lizards, Crocodiles and Turtles, including Colubrid snakes, Pythons, Elapids (called Cobras or Coral Snakes in some countries), Sea Snakes, File Snakes, Blind (or Worm) Snakes, Sea Turtles, Freshwater Turtles (or Tortoises) Dragon Lizards (Agamas), Gecko's, Legless Lizards, Monitor Lizards (often called Goanna's in Australia), Skinks and Crocodilia.

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Ningaloo Worm Lizard

also called the Monte Bello Worm-lizard, Atomic Worm Lizard or Hermite Island Worm-lizard

Aprasia rostrata


Restricted to Western Australia it can be found on Hermite and Trimouille Islands in the Montebello Islands group, as well as Barrow Island off the Pilbara coast and North West Cape on the mainland, South to Yardie Creek and inland to Bullara Station.
It has an unusually long snout

Initially known from only 2 specimens discovered in 1952, it was rediscovered in 2006



Here is a documentary showing the "Rediscovery of the Atomic Worm Lizard" (40 minutes long)

 

Hermite Island worm-lizard (Aprasia rostrata)
Arkive

Ningaloo worm-lizard
AROD

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June 8, 2014