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Scientific Name: 
Ophisaurus apodus
Phylum: 
Chordata
Species class: 
Reptilia
Order: 
Squamata
Family: 
Anguidae
Genus: 
Pseudopus
Species: 
apodus

Lizard or snake? Movable eyelids, prominent ear openings, a short body and long tail make it a lizard not a snake. The Scheltopusik is Europe’s largest legless lizard. It feeds on insects, slugs and snails.