Mole-limbed wormlizards are known to occur in loose, sandy, or loamy soils. They are usually found in a narrow range of microhabitats, including those associated with the root systems of shrubs and small trees. Traditionally, Bipes has been thought to be restricted to sandy soils, but recent reports suggest the additional occurrence of Bipes in different microhabitats, including under rocks and rotting logs along gravel slopes and in coarser, rockier soils near river basins. Also, mole-limbed wormlizards have been collected outside of their tunnel systems and are sometimes found on the surface of the soil, especially nocturnally when they emerge from their burrow systems.

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