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Slender Glass Lizard

Slender glass lizard is a species of lizard belonging to the family Anguidae, found only in the United States. The legless lizard is diurnal. There are two subspecies of this species.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Sauria
    Family Anguidae
    Genus Ophisaurus
    Scientific Name Ophisaurus attenuatus


    Size 1 m (40 in)
    Color Brown to tannish bronze to pale yellow with dark brown to black stripe on the middle of the upper surface
    Distribution Wisconsin, Virginia, Florida, Texas
    Habitat  Open woodlands, grasslands
    Diet Insects like grasshoppers, crickets and beetles, also consume spiders, small mice, snails, eggs of other reptiles, ground-nesting birds
    Hibernation Fact Hibernate during winter
    Breeding Season Middle of spring
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size Around 12 eggs
    Incubation Period 50 to 60 days
    Reproductive Age 2 to 3 years of age
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on February 5th 2017 by under Lizards. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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