REPTILIAN TUESDAY # 62
We’re going to the warm climates of the Southwestern United States to meet a small lizard named after a big reptile! Grab your backpacks and let’s head out on today’s adventure!
MEET THE ARIZONA ALLIGATOR LIZARD!
Diet: Carnivore: insects, spiders
Length: 7 ½-12”
Conservation Status: common
- Arizona alligator lizards have stripes of dark brown and light brown.
- Arizona alligator lizards are diurnal.
- They have folds of skins down each side of their bodies.
- They are shy and secretive.
- Arizona alligator lizards hibernate during the winter.
These little lizards don’t look like the large reptiles they are named after. That’s a good thing, we can’t imagine a bunch of mini alligator relatives running around out there!