Anniellidae

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Anniellidae (shovel-snouted legless lizards; order Squamata, suborder Sauria) A family of limbless, burrowing lizards that inhabit sandy ground. The head is wedge-shaped with a countersunk lower jaw, small eyes with lids, and no tympanic membrane. The scales are smooth. The diet consists mainly of insect larvae. There are two species, both found only in California.

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