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Burton's legless lizard
Lialis - Gray, 1835

Pronunciation: lee-AH-liss
Etymology: Unknown.

Taxonomic notes:

Notes:
Statistics: Reproductive modes:
Oviparous - 1 out of 1 Australian species

Size range:
Smallest Australian species: Burton's legless lizard (Lialis burtonis) at 60 cm
 Longest Australian species: Burton's legless lizard (Lialis burtonis) at 60 cm
Number of Australian species: 1
 

Burton's legless lizard (Lialis burtonis)
Western Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland
Photo © Stewart Macdonald
Burton's legless lizard (Lialis burtonis) distribution range map Lialis burtonis
Burton's legless lizard
Year described
Gray 1835
Description
Sharply-pointed snout. Very variable in colour, ranging from plain brown/grey to an assortment of longitudinal stripes. Females grow larger and longer than males.1

References
  1. Patchell, F. C. & Shine, Richard (1986). Food habits and reproductive biology of the Australian legless lizards (Pygopodidae). Copeia, (1):30-39.
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