|Mexican Mole Lizard|
|Common Name||Five-toed Worm Lizard, Ajolote, and Bipes.|
|Range||Baja California, Mexico.|
They are pink, lizard-like reptiles, 18–24 cm (7.1–9.4 in) snout-to-vent length and 6–7 mm (0.24–0.28 in) in width, that live for one to two years. Their skin is closely segmented to give a corrugated appearance, and like earthworms, their underground movement is by peristalsis of the segments. The forelegs are strong and paddle-like, while the hindlegs have disappeared, leaving behind only vestigial bones visible in X-rays.
This species is oviparous and the females lay one to four eggs in July. The species only breeds underground. The eggs hatch after two months.
The Mexican mole lizard is found only in Baja California, Mexico.
Like all other amphisbaenians, this burrowing species only surfaces at night or after heavy rain.
It is an opportunist carnivore and eats ants, termites, ground-dwelling insects, larvae, earthworms, and small animals including lizards. It usually pulls its prey down to the ground to start its meal.