Sheltopusik (<em>Ophisaurus apodus</em>)

Sheltopusik (Ophisaurus apodus)

The sheltopusik, also known as the European legless lizard, certainly does not look like a lizard at first glance; it is long, thin, and lacks any functional limbs. As a result, it is commonly mistaken for a snake. (It’s name, in fact, means “snake lizard.”) Not having limbs does not make something a snake, however. […]

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