Chamaesaura Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Reptilia Order: Squamata Family: Cordylidae Genus: Chamaesaura
The Chamaesaura, also known as Grass Lizards, are a genus of legless lizards from southern and eastern Africa. The limbs are reduced to small spikes. The elongate shape and lack of limbs allows them to "swim" through grass. They are viviparous and eat small invertebrates, especially grasshoppers.
Classification of the genus Chamaesaura
- Chamaesaura aenea
- Chamaesaura anguina
- Chamaesaura macrolepis
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- Spawls, S., Howell, K, Drewes, R, and Ashe, J, 2002. A Field Guide to the Reptiles of East Africa: Academic Press, San Diego, 543 p.
Extant Cordylidae species Kingdom: Animalia · Phylum: Chordata · Class: Reptilia · Order: Squamata Chamaesaura CordylusPlatysaurusBroadley's Flat Lizard (P. broadleyi) · Cape Flat Lizard (P. capensis) · Common Flat Lizard (P. intermedius) · Dwarf Flat Lizard (P. guttatus) · Emperor Flat Lizard (P. imperator) · Lebombo Flat Lizard (P. lebomboensis) · Mitchell's Flat Lizard (P. mitchchelli) · Ocellated Flat Lizard (P. ocellatus) · Orange throated Flat Lizard (P. monotropis) · Pungwe Flat Lizard (P. pungweensis) · Sekukhune Flat Lizard (P. orientalis) · Soutpansberg Flat Lizard (P. relictus) · Spotted Flat Lizard (P. maculatus) · Striped Flat Lizard (P. torquatus) · Waterberg Flat Lizard (P. minor) Pseudocordylus This lizard article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.