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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

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What

California Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata ssp. multicarinata

Observer

jmaughn

Date

April 17, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Observer

huracan

Date

May 29, 2011

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Western Slender Glass Lizard Ophisaurus attenuatus ssp. attenuatus

Observer

toby

Date

April 16, 2015 11:53 PM CDT

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What

Western Slender Glass Lizard Ophisaurus attenuatus ssp. attenuatus

Observer

toby

Date

April 16, 2015 10:58 PM CDT

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What

Southern Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata

Observer

direbecca

Date

April 15, 2015

Description

(Same individual observed by Mike W.)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Southern Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata

Observer

mikewitkowski

Date

April 15, 2015 11:19 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Southern Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata

Observer

elsie

Date

April 15, 2015 05:23 PM HST

Description

crossing pedestrian path

Photos / Sounds

What

Southern Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata

Observer

nhm_nature

Date

April 15, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

"Found April 15, 2015. 8 inches long!" - Heather Haaga

Observation and photos by Heather Haaga, sent to nature@nhm.org.

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What

Slow Worm Anguis fragilis

Observer

alderash

Date

July 25, 2004 03:01 PM CEST

Description

It was dead, and its tail was cut off.

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What

Slow Worm Anguis fragilis

Observer

alderash

Date

September 21, 2003

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What

Southern Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata

Observer

glmory

Date

April 14, 2015 03:29 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Southern Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata

Observer

j_mcgowan

Date

April 14, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

There was a thick and misty overcast in the morning, and while I had been relaying bundles of dead grass from a large mound and into my yard waste can, I caught sight of a small tail slithering its way into the deeper layers of the grass mound. I grabbed a couple of empty dog treat containers (measure 17x9.5 cm at the base) to catch them for photos, and when I pulled another layer of grass back, I was surprised to find two Southern Alligator Lizards (a male (with a complete tail) and female (with a regenerating tail)), with the male firmly gripping the female by the back of her head and trying to drag her deeper into cover. I had attempted to corral them both into the container in hopes that I could photograph them in the act, but the male released her when I finally corralled him into a container, and I caught her a few seconds later.
They were eventually released near where I found them.

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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.