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Galliwasps Alligator Lizards and Relatives: Anguidae

Physical Characteristics, Diet, Behavior And Reproduction, Alligator Lizards, Galliwasps, Their Relatives, And PeopleGEOGRAPHIC RANGE, HABITAT


These lizards live in North, Central, and South America, Europe, and Asia. They also make their homes on many islands of the West Indies. One species, the Moroccan glass lizard, lives in northern Africa.

Most of these lizards live on land and on the ground's surface, but they often remain in leaf piles, under stones, or in some other hiding spot. A few make their homes underground, and some spend much of their time in trees. While many species live in moist, low-lying areas, some live high in mountain forests or in dry and shrubby deserts.

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