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Greater Earless Lizard

Greater earless lizard is a species of lizard found in United States and Mexico. The species is terrestrial and diurnal. It is also a quick runner.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Iguania
    Family Phrynosomatidae
    Genus Cophosaurus
    Scientific Name Cophosaurus texanus


    Size 7-18 cm (3-7 in)
    Color Gray to brown to reddish ground color with small light spots on the head, body, legs and tail; tail is mainly black underneath
    Distribution Texas and Arizona (United States), northern Mexico
    Habitat Desert flats, streambeds, limestone cliffs
    Diet Insects like beetles, grasshoppers, butterflies, ants
    Hibernation Fact Hibernate during winter
    Breeding Season Spring
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 2 to 8 eggs
    Incubation Period Around 50 days
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on February 11th 2017 by under Lizards. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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