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Rose-bellied Lizard

Rose bellied lizards are found in parts of Central and North America. These sleek-bodied lizards are named so because of the characteristic pinkish hue on their stomach region. They have three recognized subspecies.

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

    Length Maximum 140 mm (5.5 in)
    Coloration Dark brown back with cream stripes from head to tail, the thorax and abdomen part is peach to rose in the male
    Distribution USA, Mexico, Central America and Costa Rica
    Habitat Dry regions with medium vegetation and rocky areas
    Diet Mostly insectivorous
    Breeding Season Spring
    Clutch Size 6-7 eggs
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on August 31st 2017 by under Lizards. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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