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  • English
    • Eastern Slender Glass Lizard
    • Slender Glass Lizard
  • Scientific Names
    • Ophisaurus attenuatus
    • Ophisaurus attenuatus sulcatus
    • Ophisaurus ventralis attenuatus
  • Spanish
    • lagartija sin patas del noreste

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Recent observations

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Western Slender Glass Lizard Ophisaurus attenuatus ssp. attenuatus

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txherpbird

Date

March 24, 2015 06:41 PM CDT

Description

73 degrees F.

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Eastern Slender Glass Lizard Ophisaurus attenuatus

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twiztidgecko

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March 23, 2015 12:16 AM CDT

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Eastern Slender Glass Lizard Ophisaurus attenuatus

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June 8, 2013

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Eastern Slender Glass Lizard Ophisaurus attenuatus

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benthebiologist

Date

May 6, 2014 10:11 AM CDT

Description

A Slender Glass Lizard.

Often mistaken for a snake, these are actually lizards that have secondarily lost their legs (well, I guess snakes did too).

If you compare the face of this lizard to another lizard versus a snake, the difference is very noticeable.

They get their name "Glass Lizard" because they can, and will, break their tails off at the slightest stress, like they're "made of glass."

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Western Slender Glass Lizard Ophisaurus attenuatus ssp. attenuatus

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txherpbird

Date

October 1, 2014 07:15 PM CDT

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Eastern Slender Glass Lizard Ophisaurus attenuatus

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ecologyelise

Date

September 28, 2014

Description

Slender Glass Lizard?

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Slender Glass Lizard Ophisaurus attenuatus

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timbir5

Date

March 19, 2014 03:21 PM EDT

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Eastern Slender Glass Lizard Ophisaurus attenuatus

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dh1303

Date

July 12, 2014 07:40 AM CDT

Description

Caught it on pawleys island, SC as it was get attack by a northern mocking bird and a gang of house sparrows. Northern mocking bird had the detached tail as a approach then dropped it as it flew away. Recovered to take an accurate measurement.

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Eastern Slender Glass Lizard Ophisaurus attenuatus

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garrettt331

Date

July 9, 2014 12:19 PM CDT

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(Somewhere...)

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Western Slender Glass Lizard Ophisaurus attenuatus ssp. attenuatus

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treeder86

Date

May 5, 2014

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Western Slender Glass Lizard Ophisaurus attenuatus ssp. attenuatus

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connor22

Date

June 29, 2014 01:39 PM CDT

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(Somewhere...)

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Eastern Slender Glass Lizard Ophisaurus attenuatus

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jacobstudowen

Date

June 28, 2014 08:30 PM CDT
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Description from Wikipedia

The slender glass lizard, (Ophisaurus attenuatus) is a legless lizard which can attain a length of up to 1 metre. Two subspecies are recognised.

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Conservation Summary

  • North Carolina, US
    Significantly Rare: Any species which has not been listed by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission as an Endangered, Threatened, or Special Concern species, but which exists in the state (or recently occurred in the state) in small numbers and has been determined by the N.C. Natural Heritage Program to need monitoring. (This is a N.C. Natural Heritage Program designation.) Significantly Rare species include "peripheral" species, whereby North Carolina lies at the periphery of the species' range (such as Hermit Thrush), as well as species of historical occurrence with some likelihood of re-discovery in the state. Species considered extirpated in the state, with little likelihood of re-discovery, are given no N.C. Status (unless already listed by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission as E, T, or SC).
Source: IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.4. http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/spatial-data. Downloaded March 2011.