Reptiles are members of a class of air-breathing, ectothermic vertebrates which are characterized by laying shelled eggs , and having skin covered in scales and/or scutes. They are tetrapods, either having four limbs or being descended from four-limbed ancestors...
native to Eurasia
Eurasia is a continent or supercontinent comprising the traditional continents of Europe and Asia ; covering about 52,990,000 km2 or about 10.6% of the Earth's surface located primarily in the eastern and northern hemispheres...
. It is also sometimes referred to as the blindworm or blind worm, though the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) considers this to be incorrect.
Slow worms are semi-fossorial (burrowing) lizards spending much of the time hiding underneath objects.