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Texas Alligator Lizard

The Texas Alligator Lizard is a lizard species found in parts of the USA and Mexico. This is relatively a slow creature, but has a good vision.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Sauria
    Family Anguidae
    Subfamily Gerrhonotinae
    Genus Gerrhonotus
    Species G. infernalis
    Scientific Name Gerrhonotusinfernalis

    Length 24 to 25 in (61 to 64 cm)
    Coloration Yellowish brown coloration with checker patterns in darker brown and white
    Distribution Central part of the American state of Texas to down south in Mexico
    Habitat Stones and limestone crevices in the rocky hillsides
    Diet Mainly insects, but also opportunistically small birds and rodents
    Breeding Season Year-round
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on February 28th 2017 by under Lizards. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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