legless lizard

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Noun1.legless lizard - degenerate wormlike burrowing lizard of California closely related to alligator lizardslegless lizard - degenerate wormlike burrowing lizard of California closely related to alligator lizards
lizard - relatively long-bodied reptile with usually two pairs of legs and a tapering tail
Anniellidae, family Anniellidae - legless lizards
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This is particularly the case for the Striped Legless Lizard Delma impar, which has an average snout-vent length of 79 mm (Coulson 1990) and is 'slightly thicker than a pencil' (Webster et al.
And, even though he's scared of his own shadow and insists on bringing his slimy, legless lizard everywhere they go, Ebony wouldn't survive without her best friend, Fleishman.
This feature makes them a preferred substrate for numerous reptiles and amphibians occurring within the region, particularly those with burying or burrowing tendencies such as the southern California legless lizard (Anniella stebbinsi), the California glossy snake (Arizona elgans occidentalis), Blainville's horned lizard (Phrynosoma blain villii), the Gilbert skink (Plestiodon gilberti), and the western spadefoot (Spea hammondii) (Mosauer, 1932; Lemm, 2006; Stebbins and McGinnis, 2012).
SNP MSP Bruce Crawford revealed himself to be a champion of the slow worm, which despite its name is actually a legless lizard.
This is not a worm but a legless lizard told from the superficially similar snakes by having eyelids.
It will help improve habitat for the nationally endangered golden sun moth, striped legless lizard, superb parrot and yellow box-Blakelys red gum grassy woodland.
A new research by the Australian National University shows that endangered species like the striped legless lizard are threatened due to a massive number of kangaroos.
They have no predators, damage the environment and threaten the survival of several rare species such as the Striped Legless Lizard and the Grassland Earless Dragon, he says.
Again and again, Mateer transcends categorization; but his work's brilliance extends beyond that resistance, with a fine-tuned, pensive lyricism capable of distilling his curiosity into more than mere probing, and his probing into more than mere intellectual exercise, as in this excerpt from his "Argument" with a lizard, from The West: "Could still have been thinking / our language, my being, is like / a legless lizard, word appendages / defunct in this new terrain, / when on the promontory a metre-long / goanna stopped me.
It lies on 4 miles of pristine beach, and except for maybe a snowy plover or legless lizard, you likely won't see another soul.
Even so, wider research means finds of new species such as a legless lizard in Brazil or a Tanzanian shrew are testing biblical scholars' calculations on how Noah squeezed all the animals aboard the Ark.
Those include buying 42 acres of desert habitat elsewhere to set aside as a preserve, delaying construction until any burrowing owls on the property have raised their young, and catching and relocating coast horned lizards and a snakelike reptile called the silvery legless lizard, as well as relocating or preserving elsewhere five specimens of a tiny plant called a sagebrush loeflingia.