|Slow worm (Anguis fragilis)|
Copyright Thomas Males
Sadly we don't have many reptiles in Sweden so I try to make the most of my encounters. So just to clarify a slow worm is a lizard even though a leg-less lizard has similar body to that of a snake.
This could be an example of parallel evolution, leg-less lizard and snake (if I understand it right). I have yet to distinguish between convergent evolution and parallel evolution even though I have got the felling that in parallel e. they are related.