Lizards

Slender Glass Lizard (Formerly Western Slender Glass Lizard)

Slender Glass Lizard (Formerly Western Slender Glass Lizard)

Scientific Name: (Ophisaurus attenuatus)

Family: Anguidae

Description & Size

  • Smooth scales
  • Limbless
  • Long tail
  • Looks like a snake but has
    • External ears
    • Movable eyelids
    • Lateral skin fold that runs from neck to the base of the tail
  • Total length:  50.8-106.7 cm (20.0-42.0 inches)
  • Dark stripes that extend the length of the body
  • Base color:  greenish-light brown

Habitat

  • Arid climate
  • Tallgrass prairie
  • Loose soil

Diet

  • Terrestrial invertebrates

Life History

  • Diurnal
  • Active Season:  April – October
  • Breeding Season:  April – May
  • Lays eggs
  • 5-17 eggs per female (Collins, 1993 (found in herpnet.net))

Range

Slender Glass Lizard (Formerly Western Slender Glass Lizard) Range