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Blunt-nosed Leopard Lizard

Endemic to a limited region of the United States, the Blunt-nosed Leopard Lizard is literally a lizard having a blunt nose. It has been categorized in the endangered species list.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Iguania
    Family Crotaphytidae
    Genus Gambelia
    Species G. sila
    Scientific Name Gambeliasila


    Length 9 to 12 cm (3.4 to 4.7 inches)
    Coloration Two columns of gray to dark gray patches, with each column and patch divided by a dull gray line
    Distribution Mostly in Southern parts of California, USA
    Habitat Abandoned burrows in fields and forests
    Diet Invertebrates and other smaller lizard species, insects, and even their own offspring at times
    Breeding Season April to June
    Clutch Size 5-6 eggs
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    IUCN Conservation Status Endangered

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    Published on March 28th 2017 by under Lizards. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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