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Western Slender Glass Lizard

Ophisaurus attenuatus


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


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


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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