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Spot-tailed Earless Lizard

Spot-tailed earless lizard is a species of lizard endemic to the United States and Mexico. The species is diurnal. There are two recognized subspecies of this species.

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

    Size 11-15 cm (4.5-6 in)
    Color Brownish to ash with round dark spots on the lower surface of tail
    Distribution Central and south Texas (United States), Mexico
    Habitat Rocky desert flats, areas with scanty vegetation, uplands of plateau
    Diet Small invertebrates
    Predators Birds, snakes, other lizards
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 4 to 12 eggs
    Incubation Period 4 to 5 weeks
    IUCN Conservation Status Near Threatened

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    Published on February 10th 2017 by under Lizards. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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