Species: Lialis burtonis
Common names: Burton’s Snake Lizard
While doing some clearing last week I heard a loud hissing sound coming from the undergrowth. It was just like the noise that the large Stag beetles make. I was amazed to discover that the noise came from a Burton’s Snake Lizard (Lialis burtonis). It was about 30 cm long with a snakelike body but a very lizardlike head.