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    • Alligator Lizards and Legless Lizards
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    • Alicantes y parientes
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    • Anguidae

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Southern Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata

Observer

ladyg

Date

July 25, 2014

Place

Home (Google, OSM)

Description

1 Juvie

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

eligar7

Date

June 25, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Southern Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata

Observer

mytilludie

Date

July 24, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Slow Worm Anguis fragilis

Observer

spliff

Date

May 28, 2013

Description

El vidriol, serp de vidre, llisona, lliseta, noia de serp, noia, nina, i també a Catalunya del Nord anull o escanyacavalls (Anguis fragilis) és un rèptil àpode.

Es tracta d'un llangardaix sense potes que sovint es confon amb una serp. Pot assolir fins a 50 centímetres de llargada, tot i que habitualment és més petit.
La seva cua és llarga, sovint més llarga que el conjunt del cos i el cap, però com altres llangardaixos, té la capacitat d'automutilar-se per evadir-se d'un predador. En aquest darrer cas, la cua no recupera les dimensions inicials.
A diferència de les serps, muda la seva pell per plaques i no sencera. A més, com els altres sauris, té nombroses files d'esquames ventrals, semblants a les dorsals, en comptes de tenir una sola filera de grans esquames al costat inferior com les serps.

El conjunt de les escames és llis i lluent, i el color de l'animal és castany o gris.[2] Les femelles tenen una banda vertebral clara, mentre que els mascles són més uniformes, i els joves més daurats, amb bandes longitudinals fosques a l'esquena, els costats i el ventre.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Southern Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata

Observer

natcamp5

Date

July 23, 2014 02:15 PM PDT

Description

Alligator Lizard

Photos / Sounds

What

Southern Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata

Observer

hoganle92

Date

July 22, 2014 05:56 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

dave_k_h

Date

December 20, 2012

Photos / Sounds

What

Southern Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata

Observer

xantusiahunter

Date

July 18, 2014 04:49 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Rescued this little one from a fly trap in my moms house... Little guy wasn't too grateful!

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Southern Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata

Observer

hanan109

Date

June 28, 2014 01:02 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

RASCals hike, Zuma Canyon
I believe this is a southern alligator lizard, but I'm not sure.

Photos / Sounds

What

Southern Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata

Observer

cspnl

Date

July 20, 2014 04:08 PM PDT

Description

same individual seen earlier today, most likely. He left the crevice between wood fence and cinder block wall and moved vertically lower about 3 1/2 feet, East about 12 feet, went near the sage and tomatoes and zucchini, and it looks like he is exploring the space between the retaining wall bricks (sides are angled). I hope he finds a few slugs for dinner- and returns often! First pic shows his tail, second shows him from neck to tail, his head was hidden by the top of the wall cap.

Photos / Sounds

What

Southern Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata

Observer

cspnl

Date

July 20, 2014 11:32 AM PDT

Description

Ran from oregano, then up cinderblock wall, and hid himself between the wall and fence. Wall picture included as size reference. This observation was 35 feet W of earlier observation today. This individual has markings on top of its head, the earlier one's head was more uniformly colored.

Photos / Sounds

What

Southern Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata

Observer

cspnl

Date

July 20, 2014 07:09 AM PDT

Description

Medium size (Not real young or fully grown), staying still to avoid capture? Under Hummingbird sage, east of tomato plants. Was still there when I returned shortly with camera.

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Description from Wikipedia

Anguidae is a large and diverse family of lizards native to the northern hemisphere. The group includes the slowworms, glass lizards, and alligator lizards, among others. Anguidae is divided into three subfamilies and contains 94 species in eight genera. They have hard osteoderms beneath their scales, and many of the species have reduced or absent limbs, giving them a snake-like appearance, although others are fully limbed.

No range data available.