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Brief"Habit lacertiform ; the distance between end of snout and fore limb equals or slightly exceeds the distance between axilla and groin in the young, and is contained 1|^ to 1-2- times in the adult and halfgrown. Snout short, obtuse. Lower eyelid with an undivided transparent disk. Nostril pierced in the nasal ; no supranasal ; frontonasal broader than long, forming a suture with the rostral and with the frontal ; latter shield as long as or shorter than frontoparietal and interparietal together, in contact with the first and second supraoculars ; 4 supraoculars, second largest ; 7 or 8 supraciliaries ; frontoparietal single, longer than the interparietal ; parietals forming a suture behind the interparietal ; 3 or 4 pairs of nuchals ; fifth, or rarely fourth, upper labial entering the orbit. Ear-opening oval, much smaller than the eye-opening, without projecting lobules or granules. 22 or 24 smooth scales round the middle of the body, dorsals largest, laterals smallest. A pair of enlarged pra?anals."