Definition of snake lizard in English:

snake lizard


  • A nocturnal legless lizard native to Australia and New Guinea.

    Delma, Lialis, and other genera, family Pygopodidae: many species, in particular D. nasuta and L. burtonis

    • ‘The grass and snake lizards have tiny, barely usable limbs that look more like little spines than arms and legs.’
    • ‘Burton's snake lizards are active and alert predators that feed on arthropods and small lizards, especially skinks.’