Found under a small board on sand dunes at Border Field State Park. It rained lightly earlier and the sand under the board was moist. Lizard moved surprisingly quickly through the sand after it was exposed.
"I found 2, the yellow and the silver, but my dog brought one to me the previous week (missing one end), but it was a silver one too. Don't know if there are more as I stopped raking and covered them back up when I found those 2."
- Tierney Tupac
Observation and photos by Tierney Tupac, sent to email@example.com.
Unearthed during excavation. Urban habitat, dirt lot with ruderal vegetation/disturbed coastal sage/chaparral mix.
Fresh, found dead in concrete lined storm drain, urban habitat, adjacent to dirt lot with ruderal vegetation. Chopped in three pieces with sharp instrument. Anterior body segment 12.6 cm, posterior body segment 2.6 cm, tail segment 1.5 cm.
Thread snake was crossing the sidewalk along the ocean.
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.