Blunt-nosed Leopard Lizard

Common name : San Joaquin leopard lizard

Scientific name : Gambelia sila

Family : Crotaphytidae

Native to : Southern California

Interesting fact : It can leap to about 60 cm to catch its prey and change body colour according to its surroundings.

Conservation status : Endangered

The blunt-nosed lizard has a tail that grows back if detached. During the breeding period, males develop pink colour on their heads and bodies while females develop rusty orange spots on the side of their heads and bodies. In addition to insects, they also eat other lizards and sometimes their own young ones.

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