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Western Slender Glass Lizard

Ophisaurus attenuatus

Description:

Glass lizards are legless but they are not snakes! They have functioning eyelids and external ear openings, both of which are lacking in all snakes.

Habitat:

Open woodland / pasture mix.

Notes:

This hatchling was found alive on a paved blacktop county road.

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4 Comments

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Congratulations Brian, this fascinating legless lizard is featured in the Project Noah blog today! http://blog.projectnoah.org/post/2941265...

BrianEdmond
BrianEdmond 10 years ago

Thanks to both of you!

lana.decle
lana.decle 10 years ago

Very cool!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 10 years ago

Welcome to Project Noah! (from a fellow Missourian...)

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Missouri, USA

Spotted on Aug 11, 2011
Submitted on Oct 31, 2011

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