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This legless lizard normally attains a length of around 15 inches. The base color is white with black quadrangular markings over the entire body. The eyes are extremely reduced. The jaws, although small are strong as is the case with many lizards.
In Ecuador it is found throughout the Amazon rainforest of SE Ecuador. They can be found many times on the ground, especially after a rain, but spend much time burrowing.
Although the local population consider them snakes, they are, in fact, legless lizards.This one was found coming down a jungle trail. I've added a photo of a couple babies. The babies were found while digging a trench.