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Western Slender Glass Lizard

Ophisaurus attenuatus

Description:

A smooth "glass-like" legless lizard. This lizard has smooth skink-like scales and can easily detach its tail to avoid capture.

Habitat:

This lizard can be found in both woodlands and grasslands. It has an affinity for rock piles.

Notes:

This lizard can be distinguished from a snake by its external ear opening, and eyelids . . . snakes have neither.

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Oklahoma, USA

Lat: 34.41, Long: -96.54

Spotted on Jun 5, 2010
Submitted on Jan 11, 2012

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