The sheltopusik is also known as the European glass lizard because its tail breaks off, appearing to shatter like glass. Even though it appears to be a snake, the Scheltopusik is a lizard. it has ear openings and eye lids which are absent in snakes.
- The word “scheltopusik” is Slavic, from the Russian word for “yellow belly."
- The Scheltopusik is not completely legless, it has tiny, rudimentary rear limbs.
- It is the largest legless lizard and can reach a length of about 4 feet.
|Range||Europe and Asia|
|Conservation status||Least Concern|