There are several species of legless lizards, including the California legless lizard, the European legless lizard, and the Eastern glass snake.
The name comes from the lizard’s ability to break off its tail as a form of self-preservation.
Why aren’t these lizards classified as snakes?
They have a couple of very distinctive physical characteristics that snakes don’t have—namely, external ears and movable eyelids.
The question that then begs to be asked: If there are legless lizards, are there any legged snakes?
Only if you count the boa. It has little legs on the sides of its body that it uses only during mating, to stimulate its partner.
Little snake ticklers, as it were. Oh boa, you complete me.