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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According to the The Wildlife Trust, slow worms are 'neither worm nor snake but a legless lizard' which can shed their tails and blink with their eyelids.
But the woman who makes the shock find needs to be convinced it is a legless lizard - not a dangerous snake.
Adders, grass snakes and smooth snakes, along with slow worms and a legless lizard,have all been spotted.
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.
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.
Which British animal is classed as a legless lizard? 7.
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.