Found in Chaparral underbrush, while clearing a Fire Line.
Found while cutting a fire line in Chaparral underbrush.
MDO state park. Sand dunes trail.
Have come across a number of these in our yard, generally when raking old leaves from the soft sandy soil up against chain link fencing.
Found under rock less than 300 yrds from beach/ocean. Found under rock Sandy Salt Marsh area.
Habitat currently preserved.
Scratch the preserved part, a visit in 2011 reveled that the habitat this lizard was found in was DESTROYED to "restore" a portion of the wetlands area.
So frustrating to see this type of habitat management and "restoration" work.
Other individuals have been found in the reserve as well.
"Exposed while I was removing light plant debris on top of fine sandy soil. First one that I have
found in several years. A year or two ago, a boy next door found several around his yard and in his garage." - Rob Rizzardi
Observation and photo by Rob Rizzardi, sent to email@example.com.
The family Anniellidae, known as American legless lizards, contains six species in a single genus Anniella: A. pulchra, the California legless lizard, the rare, A. geronimensis, Baja California legless lizard, and four more discovered in 2013.