Slender Glass Lizard (Ophisaurus attenuatus) - Threatened

Description: 20 - 40 inches. Slender Glass Lizards are a legless lizard, that are often mistaken for snakes. Unlike snakes, they have eyelids and external ear openings. They are generally tan or light brown, and may appear to be metallic. There is a dark stripe running down the top of the back, as well as a series of alternating light and dark stripes running down the sides.

Age in years of Most Recent Record
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