Striped Legless Lizard - profile

TitleStriped Legless Lizard - profile
Publication TypeThreatened species profile
NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water
NSW Department of Environment and Climate Change
NSW
2005

Description
The Striped Legless Lizard differs most obviously from a snake in having external ear openings, small scaly flaps for hind limbs, a long tail and a broad, undivided tongue. It is pale grey-brown above, with a darker head, and almost white below. The most distinguishing characteristic is a pattern of light and dark parallel lines running along the length of the body, although these may be very pale or even absent in some individuals. This parallel stripe pattern breaks up into a diagonal pattern on the tail. They grow to about 30 cm in length, with up to three-quarters of this being the tail.

conservation status, threatened species, vulnerable
Threatened species profile
http://www.threatenedspecies.environment.nsw.gov.au/tsprofile/profile.aspx?id=10211

Calendar

M T W T F S S
 
 
1
 
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
 
8
 
9
 
10
 
11
 
12
 
13
 
14
 
15
 
16
 
17
 
18
 
19
 
20
 
21
 
22
 
23
 
24
 
25
 
26
 
27
 
28
 
29
 
30
 
 
 
 
Add to calendar