We’re off to the Southwestern area of South America to today to find a small reptile up in the trees! Let’s get on our tree climbing gear and head up to find this lizard!


   Range/Habitat: Southwestern South America/ forests, suburbs

   Diet: Insectivore: flies, insects

   Length: 7 ½-12”

   Conservation Status: common




Fun Facts:

  • Chilean Swift Lizards are arboreal (spend most of their time in trees).
  • They are also known as the Thin Lizard.
  • Chilean swift lizards have scales that overlap one another.
  • They are often found in higher elevations.
  • Chilean swift lizards live in small groups that are made up of one male and several females in one tree.

These cute little lizards sure are neat! We wish would could spend some time at the tops of the trees, there are so many cool creatures living up here!


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One thought on “REPTILIAN TUESDAY # 44

  1. I wish I could climb trees!

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