Reptiles

Zebra-tailed lizard (Callisaurus draconoides)

It is a moderately sized lizard; males have a length of 6.7 – 9.9 cm and females 6.7 to 8.7 cm. This species is adapted to live in the sand and deserts. Their legs are relatively long and they have a thin body.

 

Habitat: This species is active in open spaces with sand, gravel and occasionally in rocky areas with little or no vegetation cover.

Diet: It is opportunistic; it presents a foraging strategy of sitting and waiting for its prey, and its diet may vary according to the season. Occasionally they are also active diggers  hunting with their front legs. They can eat bees, wasps, caterpillars, spiders and butterflies and occasionally beetles; and rarely ants.

Location: It is an animal that is easily hidden between rocks and walls, and although it prefers open areas, it can be found near walls, rocks or gardens.