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Emerald Swift

Native to Central America, the emerald swift is a species of small lizards that are known for their bright green color and rough, spiny looks.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Iguania
    Family Iguanidae
    Subfamily Phrynosomatinae
    Genus Sceloporus
    Species S. malachiticus
    Scientific Name Sceloporus malachiticus


    Other Names Green spiny lizard
    Length  6-8 inches (15-20 cm)
    Coloration Shades of green
    Distribution From Mexico to Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
    Habitat Burrows, under rocks or logs
    Diet Insects and worms
    Clutch Size 6 to 15 young
    Mode of Reproduction Ovoviviparous

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    Published on September 1st 2017 by under Lizards. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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