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Burton’s Legless Lizard

The Burton's Legless Lizard are easy to mistake for a snake. They even hiss! But, they are in fact a lizard.

Lizards Bushland Heathland

Noongar Name: Not Known

Scientific Name: Lialis burtonis

Conservation Status: Least Concern

Threats: Habitat loss and predation by cats and foxes

Will they visit?: Burton’s Legless Lizards will visit home gardens located near large reserves and intact bushland

Natural Distribution: Common and widespread throughout the South West and the Perth region

Habitat at a Glance

See Habitat Guide for more detail

Shelter: Logs, rocks, and thick leaf litter

Diet: Other reptiles

Water: Shallow dish and large ponds

ReWild Benefit: Pest control

ReWild Benefits

Burton’s Legless Lizards are predators. Having a predator around demonstrates the ecosystem is working well and you can record your sighting on Atlas of Living Australia!

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