Lialis burtonis, or Burton's legless lizard, is a pygopodid lizard ("legless lizard") found in Australia and New Guinea.


The most notable feature of this legless lizard is its angular snout. It has visible ear holes, and is distinguished from snakes by its broad fleshy tongue.[1]

Geographic rangeEdit

Widespread across virtually all of Australia.


The diet consists primarily of small skinks,[1] geckoes and snakes.


Oviparous, with two eggs per clutch.


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