CALIFORNIA LEGLESS LIZARD
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.
Anniella pulchra from San Diego Co., Ca. Photo by N. Hutcherson Anniella pulchra from San Diego Co., Ca. Photo by N. Hutcherson
Anniella pulchra from San Diego Co., Ca. Photo by N. Hutcherson
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