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
Burton’s legless lizard (Lialis burtonis) – (C) Whiteman Park
Burton’s Legless Lizard – (C)Joe Porter
Burtons Legless Lizard – (C)Gary Tate
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
Habitat Guide - Shelter
Burton’s Legless Lizards will visit home gardens planted with shrubs and dense groundcover. They are very common near coastal suburbs. Burton’s Legless Lizards shelter under native shrubs, logs, and groundcovers.
Habitat Guide - Food and Water
Providing natural sources of food
Burton’s Legless Lizard eat other reptiles, particularly other skinks. A garden with plenty of lizard habitat will provide foraging potential for a resident Burton’s Legless Lizard.
Providing sources of water
A shallow dish will provide a Burton’s Legless Lizard a drink if required. They will visit wetland habitats, such as large frog ponds, in search of prey.
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!