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Sandstone Night Lizard

Sandstone night lizard is a species of lizard found in California, United States. The species is nocturnal.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Family Xantusiidae
    Genus Xantusia
    Scientific Name Xantusia gracilis


    Size 2.0 – 2.8 in (5.0 – 7.0 cm)
    Color White to yellowish upper surface with large dark brown spots; white underside with small black specks on the forepart; non-uniform spots and bands on the tail
    Distribution California (United States)
    Habitat Area of sandstone and mudstone
    Diet Small invertebrates like ants, beetles, and bees
    Breeding Season May – June
    Mode of Reproduction Viviparous (giving birth to live young)
    IUCN Conservation Status Vulnerable

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    Published on February 26th 2017 by under Lizards. Article was last reviewed on 26th March 2018.

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