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10-MAR-2004 Alexander Dudley

Burton's Legless lizard

Yetman NSW Australia

The flap-footed lizards in Australia have long been placed in a family of their own, the Pygopodidae, but the evidence has finally
tipped the scales (no pun intended) and this group of lizards is now regarded as belonging to the Gecko family. They share with
Australian geckos a voice, laying two parchment shelled eggs, a disposable tail, and a fixed scale over their eye, which they clean
with their tongues. Burton's legless lizards occur widely across the Australian mainland and come in a variety of colours that would
embarrass a tie shop. They hide in leaf litter and dense vegetation by day, and emerge at night to pursue their geckonid cousins.

FujiFilm FinePix S2 Pro ,Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D AF Micro
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