Scientific name : Uma inornata
Family : Phrynosomatidae
Native to : California
Interesting fact : Their nostrils help them breathe under sand without inhaling any sand particles.
Conservation status : Endangered
With unique features like serrated eyelids, long scales near the ears to avoid sand, specialized nostrils and toes fringed with scales for swimming in the sand, its body is designed for a sandy lifestyle of the desert. The body is covered with smooth scales. They bury themselves in the sand to avoid predators and the heat.