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  Digimorph - Ophisaurus apodus (European legless lizard)
Ophisaurus apodus (or Pseudopus apodus), the European legless lizard or Scheltopusik, occurs in southern Europe, the Balkans, the southern Crimean coast, the Black Sea coast, and central Asia.
Ophisaurus apodus retains a remnant, or 'stump', of the hind limb.
The specimen was scanned by Matthew Colbert on 18 November 2002 along the coronal axis for a total of 840 slices, each slice 0.0633 mm thick with an interslice spacing of 0.0633 mm.
www.digimorph.org /specimens/Ophisaurus_apodus   (456 words)

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These burrowers are sometimes grouped in the Anguid family along with the Slow-Worm and the Glass Lizards, but most authorities now place them in a separate family of their own, the Anniellids.
Three of these are found in North America--the Eastern Glass Lizard (Ophisaurus ventralis), the Slender Glass Lizard (O. attenuatus) and the Island Glass Lizard (O. compressus).
A single species in the Ophisaurus genus is found in Europe, O. apoda, commonly known as the Sheltopusik.
www.geocities.com /lflank/glassliz.html   (1813 words)

 Ophisaurus -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Glass Lizards, ((biology) taxonomic group containing one or more species) genus Ophisaurus, are a group of reptiles that resemble (Limbless scaly elongate reptile; some are venomous) snakes, but are actually (Relatively long-bodied reptile with usually two pairs of legs and a tapering tail) lizards.
Although most species have no legs, their head shape and the fact that they have movable (Either of two folds of skin that can be moved to cover or open the eye) eyelids and external (The sense organ for hearing and equilibrium) ear openings make it obvious that they are lizards.
This serious loss of body mass requires a considerable effort to replace, and the new tail is usually smaller in size than the original.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/o/op/ophisaurus.htm   (299 words)

 AllRefer.com - glass snake (Vertebrate Zoology) - Encyclopedia
glass snake, common name for the snakelike legless lizards of the genus Ophisaurus found in the S and central United States and in Eurasia.
The American species, Ophisaurus ventralis, is 2 to 3 ft (60–90 cm) long; two thirds of the length is tail.
The tail of a glass snake breaks easily from the body, either whole or in pieces, if struck; the lizard regenerates a new, usually shorter, tail without a real backbone.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/G/glasssna.html   (252 words)

 field glasses and binoculars --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
Glass has been made into practical and decorative objects since ancient times, and it is still very important in applications as disparate as building construction, housewares, and telecommunications.
The Eastern glass lizard, Ophisaurus ventralis, occurs in southeastern North America and grows to about 105 cm (41 inches).
It has no legs but is easily distinguished from a snake by its ears, movable eyelids, nonexpandable jaws, and the fact that the scales on the...
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-9274307   (741 words)

 Ophisaurus - TheBestLinks.com - Glass lizard, Asia, Animal, Chordate, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Ophisaurus - TheBestLinks.com - Glass lizard, Asia, Animal, Chordate,...
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www.thebestlinks.com /Glass_lizard.html   (263 words)

 Florida Herp Bibliography, Topic search results
Auffenberg, W. Glass lizards (Ophisaurus) in the Pleistocene and Pliocene of Florida.
Bartlett, R. Notes on the natural history and reproductive strategy of the island glass lizard, Ophisaurus compressus.
Means, D. Survey of the status of amphibians and reptiles of the Apalachicola National Forest, Florida.
wld.fwc.state.fl.us /herpbibl/resultstopic.asp?Species=OCOM   (257 words)

 Slender Glass Lizard, Ophisaurus attenuatus
Older individuals may lose the markings on the sides, and the stripe on the back may break up into spots or crossbands.
The subspecies found in Iowa is the western slender glass lizard, Ophisaurus attenuatus attenuatus.
The range of the slender glass lizard in not well known in Iowa.
www.herpnet.net /Iowa-Herpetology/reptiles/lizards/glass_lizard.html   (813 words)

 Search Results for ophisaurus - Encyclopædia Britannica
any lizard of the genus Ophisaurus in the family Anguidae, so named because the tail is easily broken off.
The Eastern glass lizard, Ophisaurus ventralis, occurs in southeastern North America and...
The classification presented here is adapted from Underwood (1957), which is an updating of C.L. Camp (1923).
www.britannica.com /search?query=ophisaurus&submit=Find&source=MWTAB   (141 words)

 Lizards of Virginia
Species: laticeps is derived from the Latin word latus meaning "broad" and Latin suffix ceps meaning "head".
Genus: Ophisaurus is derived from the Greek words ophio meaning "snake" and sauros meaning "lizard".
Species: ventralis is from the Latin word venter meaning "of the belly", referring to the serpentine form of locomotion used by this lizard.
fwie.fw.vt.edu /VHS/lizards_of_virginia.htm   (430 words)

 Anguidae   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
: small (Elgaria parva, 5.5 - 7 cm snout-vent length) to large (Ophisaurus apodus, 50 - 52 cm SVL, 1.4 m total length maximum).
Ophiodes and Ophisaurus inhabit open grasslands, Abronia pine-oak and cloud forests, and some Diploglossus live in rain forests.
Note that these authors also found Anguis fragilis nested within Ophisaurus.
www.embl-heidelberg.de /~uetz/families/Anguidae.html   (657 words)

 lizard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Asian glass lizard (Ophisaurus apodus), Shirvan, Azerbaijan Deserts are the last places on Earth where reptiles still rule.
The slender glass lizard, which lives in the southern half of Missouri, is an example; it looks like a snake because it has no legs, but like all our lizards, the slender glass lizard has moveable...
Skink Eumeces anthracinus Ground Skink Scincella lateralis Anguidae - Anguid Lizards Eastern Glass Lizard Ophisaurus ventralis Slender Glass Lizard Ophisaurus attenuatus Teiidae - Whiptails Six-lined...
www.secslizard.com /glasslizard   (836 words)

 Definition of ophisaurus - Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
ophisaurus is one of more than 1,000,000 entries available at Merriam-WebsterUnabridged.com.
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www.m-w.com /cgi-bin/dictionary?book=Dictionary&va=Ophisaurus   (82 words)

 NatureServe Explorer Species Index: Genus Ophisaurus
AL, AR, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MO, MS, NC, NE, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA, WI Ophisaurus attenuatus attenuatus
AL, FL, GA, MS, NC, SC Ophisaurus ventralis
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www.natureserve.org /explorer/speciesIndex/Genus_Ophisaurus_101633_1.htm   (851 words)

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