Have you ever heard the tale of the runaway ✨magical✨unicorn phallus? Yeah, me neither. I also never heard of these Bipes aka Mexican Mole Lizards until my recent trip to Baja ~ thank you 🙏 @islandsseas . Another case of truth is stranger than fiction: due to their secretive lifestyle little is understood of these unbelievably cool creatures. Found only in Mexico, these unique reptiles use their forelegs to burrow through soil like a mole. The hind legs have completely disappeared!
Why are they Pepto-Bismol pink?! What is the evolutionary advantage of this adaptation?
Do they pick up carotenoids in their diet like flamingoes? So many ’?????????????’
#islandsandseas2017 #Bipes #amphisbaenia #curiosity #lizard #discovery #pink (at Baja California, Mexico)