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From Geckos to Blind Lizards

Eric R. Pianka and Laurie J. Vitt

in Lizards

Published by University of California Press

Published in print September 2003 | ISBN: 9780520234017
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520939912 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520234017.003.0009
From Geckos to Blind Lizards

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This chapter discusses geckos, flap-footed lizards, worm lizards, and blind lizards. Geckos have striking colors, soft skin, and adhesive toe pads. Some Australian flap-footed lizards (Pygopodidae) are snakelike, while worm lizards are characterized by elongated bodies covered with smooth square scales arranged in rings (annuli). Blind lizards (often called blindskinks), are tiny, wormlike lizards either legless (females) or with tiny remnants of hind legs (males).

Keywords: geckos; flap-footed lizards; worm lizards; blind lizards; Pygopodidae; blindskinks

Chapter.  9619 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences

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