REPTILIAN TUESDAY # 62

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!

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MEET THE ARIZONA ALLIGATOR LIZARD!

arizona alligator lizard3    Range/Habitat: Southwestern U.S.- Northwest Mexico/ forests-

mountains-grasslands

     Diet: Carnivore: insects, spiders

    Length:  7 ½-12”

    Conservation Status: common

Fun Facts:

  • 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!

arizona alligator lizard2   arizona alligator lizard

 

 

 

Categories: adventure, Animals, Children, conservation, education, Environment, nature, reptiles, science, wildlife | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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2 thoughts on “REPTILIAN TUESDAY # 62

  1. I hibernate in the winter, too!! It’s COLD out there!

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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