Missouri Animals
Western slender glass lizard   (Ophisaurus attenuatus attenuatus)
Chordate: Vertebrate: Reptile: Lacertilia: Glass lizards
Native North American skink


Habitat: prairies, pastures
Diet: grasshoppers, crickets, spiders, snails, lizards.
Natural History: The western slender glass lizard is a skink without legs. It has movable eyelids, ear openings, and a lateral groove down the body common to skinks and lizards but not to snakes.
The graphics, text, and sound are from:
The Amphibians and Reptiles of Missouri by Tom R. Johnson, Missouri Department of Conservation, ©1992