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CALIFORNIA LEGLESS LIZARD
Anniella pulchra

California Legless Lizard - Anniella pulchra Anniella pulchra  from   Monterey Co., Ca.       Photo by Phil Stone


Distribution:  In our region this species occurs in western California from Contra Costa County southward to the Mexican border, including the southwestern portion of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Legal Status:  The State of California continues to recognize and protect the formerly recognized subspecies Anniella pulchra nigra known as the "Black Legless Lizard" which occurs in Monterey County. This "nigra" population is still protected as a Species of Special Concern.

California Legless Lizard - Anniella pulchra Anniella pulchra from San Diego Co., Ca.   Photo by N. Hutcherson California Legless Lizard - Anniella pulchra Anniella pulchra from San Diego Co., Ca.   Photo by N. Hutcherson

California Legless Lizard - Anniella pulchra Anniella pulchra from San Diego Co., Ca.   Photo by N. Hutcherson





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