from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A lizard which resembles a snake in having rudimentary limbs or none; especially, Chamæsaura anguina, of South Africa.
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"Snake-lizard," a very frightened snake-lizard at that, which with tail aloft was scampering wildly from near Dart's place at luncheon into the nearby thicket.
"The bronzeback snake-lizard had not been seen since 1897, when the first specimen known to science was collected near Charlotte Waters, in the extreme south of the Northern Territory," he said.
Other reptiles include gekkos (Alsophylax pipiens, A. laevis), Rustamov's skink gekko (Teratoscincus scincus rustamovi), Chernov's snake-lizard (Ophimorus chernovi), Ferghana sand lizard (Eremias scripta pherganensis), black-eyed lizard (Eremias nigrocellata), gray monitor (Varanus griseus), Afghan lytorhynch (Lytorhynchus ridgewayi), four-lined snake (Elaphe quatuorlineata), and the cobra (Naja naja oxiana).