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Related to Ophisaurus: Ophisaurus apodus
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Noun1.Ophisaurus - glass lizardsOphisaurus - glass lizards        
reptile genus - a genus of reptiles
Anguidae, family Anguidae - alligator lizards
glass lizard, glass snake, joint snake - snakelike lizard of Europe and Asia and North America with vestigial hind limbs and the ability to regenerate its long fragile tail
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A snake-like form is besides visible in the Euro-Asiatic Anguis, in Ophisaurus graciIis or O.
The legless lizard genus Ophisaurus (Squamata: Anguidae) presently occurs in the New World in eastern and central United States south into eastern Mexico and in the Old World in Morocco, southeastern Europe into Afganistan, southeastern Asia, Borneo, and Sumatra (Estes 1983).
spinifera (LeSueur), spiny softshell I Order Squamata (lizards and snakes) Family Iguanidae (iguanids) Sceloporus undulatus Latreille, eastern S fence lizard Family Anguidae (glass lizards) Ophisaurus attenuatus Cope, NW slender glass lizard Family Teiidae (whiptails) Cnemidophorus sexlineatus NW, SW (Linnaeus), six-lined racerunner Family Scincidae (skinks) Eumeces fasciatus (Linnaeus), I five-lined skink E.
These species were Eleutherodactyl us planirostris (greenhouse frog), Rana capito (gopher frog), Scaphiopus holbrooki (eastern spadefoot toad), Ophisaurus ventralis (eastern glass lizard), Rhineura floridana (Florida worm lizard), Blarina carolinensis (southern shorttailed shrew), Ochrotomys nuttali (golden mouse), Peromyscus gossypinus (cotton mouse), Reithrodontomys humilus (eastern harvest mouse), and Sorex longirostris (southeastern shrew).
A systematic study of the North American lizards of the genus Ophisaurus.