The Ultimate Legless Lizard vs. Snake Quiz

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4 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

You may mistake a slithering snake for a legless lizard, because they look just alike. If the "snake" moves with only a side-to-side motion, it may be a legless lizard. Take this quiz to see whether you can tell them apart.

What did legless lizards evolve from?

Legless lizards evolved from legged lizards.

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Why might an observer mistake a legless lizard for a snake?

They look very much alike as they slither along the ground.

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What do legless lizards and snakes have in common?

They both have forked tongues, scaly exteriors and other snakelike characteristics.

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Where may you fine a legless lizard?

You may find a slithering legless lizard in every continent except Antarctica.

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What do legless lizards eat?

Legless lizards eat mice, bird eggs, beetles, grasshoppers, snails and spiders.

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What is the other name that the legless lizard goes by?

The legless lizard is also known as the glass lizard.

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What physical characteristic limits what a glass lizard can eat?

Unlike snakes, glass lizards have inflexible jaws, and cannot open wide enough to swallow a whole animal that is bigger than its head.

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How do the eyelid's of snakes differ from those of the glass lizard's?

Snakes have no eyelids, and the glass lizard has moveable eyelids.

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Where is most of the legless lizard's length?

Most of the lizard's length is in its tail, which it can drop off when threatened by predators.

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What happens when the legless lizard separates from its tail?

The legless lizard may regenerate one additional tail in its lifetime.

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How long does a regenerated tail take to grow back?

The tail may take anywhere from several months to two years to grow back.

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How does a legless lizard move?

The legless lizard uses it sides to move, and is limited to side-to-side motion.

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How do snakes move?

Snakes move using their sides and belly scales, and have a greater range of motion than the legless lizard.

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What is a common legless lizard species?

Anniella pulchra is the California legless lizard.

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What is the typical lifespan of the legless lizard?

A legless lizard can live eight to nine years.

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