Eastern Slender Glass Lizard

Ophisaurus attenuatus

Summary 7

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

Distribution 8

Ophisaurus attenuatus is found in the U.S., from central Illinois west into central Kansas

and south through eastern Texas, extending across the Mississippi into southern Florida

and up to east North Carolina and southeast Virginia. There are isolated occurences in

central Wisconsin. The two subspecies are separated by the

Mississippi, with O. a. attenuatus in the west and O. a. longicaudus in

the east (Conant and Collins, 1998).

Biogeographic Regions: nearctic (Native )

Sources and Credits

  1. (c) Todd Pierson, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), http://www.flickr.com/photos/40293555@N03/5691229643
  2. (c) 2011 Todd Pierson, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi/img_query?seq_num=347654&one=T
  3. (c) 2011 Todd Pierson, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi/img_query?seq_num=347657&one=T
  4. (c) 2011 Todd Pierson, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi/img_query?seq_num=347659&one=T
  5. (c) 2011 Todd Pierson, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi/img_query?seq_num=347660&one=T
  6. (c) Tim Guida, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), http://www.inaturalist.org/photos/1025422
  7. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ophisaurus_attenuatus
  8. (c) The Regents of the University of Michigan and its licensors, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), http://eol.org/data_objects/31411539

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