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Long Tailed Lizard

Long tailed lizards are a species of lizards found in Southeast Asia. They are diurnal and arboreal. The species is very active and agile. This species of lizards are popular as pets.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Sauria
    Family Lacertidae
    Genus Takydromus
    Scientific Name Takydromus sexlineatus


    Other Names Asian Grass Lizard, Long-tailed Grass Lizard, Six-striped long-tailed lizard
    Length Up to 30 cm
    Color Underbelly is white to cream while the back is brown, green or beige often with brown stripes of various shades; males possess white spots on their sides which is absent in females
    Distribution India, China, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Burma
    Habitat Densely planted savannah regions, grasslands, forests, swamps
    Diet Small insects like flies, butterflies, ants, beetles, termites, spiders
    Breeding Season April – June
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 2 to 4 eggs
    Incubation Period Around 6 weeks
    Average Lifespan More than 5 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on October 24th 2016 by under Lizards. Article was last reviewed on 13th August 2018.

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