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Northern Curly-tailed Lizard

Northern curly-tailed lizards are endemic to the Bahamas and the surrounding islands. They are popular in the pet trade.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Iguania
    Family Leiocephalidae
    Genus Leiocephalus
    Species L. carinatus
    Scientific Name Leiocephalus carinatus

    Length 28 cm (11 in)
    Coloration Gray to tan back, with light stripes on the body
    Distribution Bahama Islands, the Cayman Islands, Cuba, and Honduras
    Habitat Semi-dense to scattered vegetation
    Diet Crickets, grasshoppers, ants, beetlesand other arthropods
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on February 24th 2017 by under Lizards. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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