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Class Reptilia
Order Squamata
Suborder Sauria
Family Anniellidae

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Anniella sp.—North American Legless LizardsRegional Pleistocene distribution of Anniella sp.

Although the layman tends to think that all long, legless creatures are either worms or snakes, a number of amphibians and lizards also lack limbs; members of the genus Anniella, included.

Aniella image

Fig. 1. California Legless Lizard. Photograph by Chris Brown. Courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey.

Sites.

Irvingtonian: Elsinore: Microtus/Mammuthus (Bell 1993).

Literature. Bell 1993.

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Last Update: 16 May 2014