Reticulated Collared Lizard


Scientific name : Crotaphytus reticulatus

Family : Crotaphytidae

Native to : Texas and Mexico

Interesting fact : The collared lizard is fast, running at 26 km/h.

Conservation status : Vulnerable

The reticulated collared lizard is found in the Rio Grande valley leaping from rock-to-rock with its long hind legs. Their net-like patterns give them their name. Males develop black collars during the breeding season. They can sense prey with their sticky tongues. Feeding on spiders and grasshoppers they live in dry, rocky areas with plants.

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