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Crevice Spiny Lizard

The Crevice Spiny Lizard is a species of lizards that are relatively small by size, and are endemic in parts of North America.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Iguania
    Family Phrynosomatidae
    Genus Sceloporus
    Species S. poinsettii
    Scientific Name Sceloporus poinsettii


    Length 11.8 cm (4.6 in)
    Coloration Reddish brown with a black and white collar around the neck; males often have blue patches on both sides of their bellies
    Distribution Chihuahuan Desert in the US and in Chihuahua, Coahuila and Durango in Mexico
    Habitat Semi-arid deserts, regions with limestone rock with crevices and holes
    Diet Various types of spiders, beetles, and other insects
    Breeding Season Spring
    Clutch Size Up to 11 young
    Mode of Reproduction Viviparous (gives birth to live young)

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    Published on February 6th 2017 by under Lizards. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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