Slender Glass Lizard
Ophisaurus attenuatus longicaudus
|Common Name:||Eastern Slender Glass Lizard|
|Scientific Name:||Ophisaurus attenuatus longicaudus|
|Genus:||Ophisaurus is derived from the Greek words ophio meaning "snake" and sauros meaning "lizard".|
|Species||attenuatus is Latin for "tapered" or "thin".|
|Subspecies:||longicaudus consists of the Latin words longus meaning long and cauda meaning tail.|
|Average Length:||22 - 42 in. (56 - 106.7 cm)|
|Virginia Record Length:||32.3 in. (94.7 cm)|
|Record length:||42 in. (106.7 cm)|
Virginia Wildlife Action Plan Rating Tier IV - Moderate Conservation Need - The species may be rare in parts of its range, particularly on the periphery. Populations of these species have demonstrated a significant declining trend or one is suspected which, if continued, is likely to qualify this species for a higher tier in the foreseeable future. Long-term planning is necessary to stabilize or increase populations.
Virginia Fish and Wildlife Information Service: Species Booklet
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