Anguis fragilis


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Noun1.Anguis fragilis - small burrowing legless European lizard with tiny eyesAnguis fragilis - small burrowing legless European lizard with tiny eyes; popularly believed to be blind
anguid lizard - any of a small family of lizards widely distributed in warm areas; all are harmless and useful as destroyers of e.g. slugs and insects
Anguis, genus Anguis - type genus of the Anguidae: blindworms
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FACT FILE | | Latin name Anguis fragilis | | Length: Up to 50cm fully grown | | Weight: 20-100g | | Average lifespan: Up to 20 years | |Conservation: The slow worm is protected in the UK under the Wildlife and Countryside Act, 1981, and classified as a Priority Species in the UK Biodiversity Action Plan.
Delineation of the Carpathian region within the Czech Republic is supported also by the distribution of recently distinguished slow worms Anguis fragilis sensu stricto occurring in western and central Europe and A.
The slow worm, or limbless lizard known as Anguis fragilis, was discovered at Freshwater West in Pembrokeshire for the first time since 1966.