Legless lizard discovered in Brazil, deemed critically endangered

Main report: Nova especia e descoberta no Pontal da Barra
(Diario Popular)
Other Reporting: Herpetological taxonomy, phylogeny and systematics, Reptile Database
Scientific Paper: Journal of Herpetology   
New Taxa: Ophiodes enso
Common Name: Glass snake lizard
Species named for: Japanese-Buddhism Enso symbol
Categories: New Species | Reptiles
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After reviewing major herpetological collections conducting fieldwork for more than 2 decades in Brazil, researchers came across a new species of legless lizard.  The authors propose a “Critically Endangered” extinction risk classification should be officially assessed and given to the new species.

Glass snake lizard

 

 

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