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Reptiles Guide

Spectacled lizards

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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Sauria
Family: Gymnophthalmidae

Gymnophthalmidae is a family of lizards, sometimes known as spectacled lizards or microteiids.

They are called 'spectacled' because of their transparent lower eyelids, so they can still see with closed eyes. The eyelids are not fixed, like most geckos and all snakes. These lizards live in a wide variety of habitats, from desert to mountain to rain forest, throughout Central America and South America. Spectacled lizards are related with the Teiidae, but they look like skinks; reduced limbs and smooth scales, some species have no limbs at all. They eat mostly insects and other invertebrates, all species are oviparous.


Family Gymnophthalmidae

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