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Southern Alligator Lizard


Southern Alligator Lizard

Elgaria multicarinata


Fun Facts:


  • We have two of these guys in our exhibits! They are pretty shy, but you can see them lying underneath their tunnels.
  • When threatened, they can detach their tail to distract a potential predator while they escape! Their tails can regenerate, but do not look the same as their original
  • They have a thick, round body with short legs and a long tail. They are a combination of a brown, gray and yellow with dark bands on their back, sides and tail.
  • They can be seen along the trails at all times of the day.
  • They love to eat crickets!



($25 BUYS: Crickets, rocks, tank cleaning, heat lamps, a new tank, a roommate)


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Photography by:

Sanford Adleman, Peter J. Bryant, Molly Burdick-Whipp, Richard Fitzer, Ross Griswold, Peter Knapp, Paul Marto, Michelle Moberly, Lou Ann Murray, Austin Parker, Bob Seabourne, Steve Smith, Vince Thomas.

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