Sandstone night lizard

The Sandstone night lizard is classified as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

The Sandstone night lizard Xantusia gracilis is a recently named (2005) species of night lizard. Prior to this elevated status it was considered a subspecies of the Granite night lizard Xantusia henshawi. The physical difference is that the Sandstone Night Lizard has lighter coloration. More

The Sandstone Night Lizard is from the order Squamata. Species from this order are amphisbaenians, lizards or snakes. There are over 6,000 living species belonging to the squamata order - it is the largest order of all reptiles. More

Sandstone Night Lizard - Xantusia gracilis The Sandstone Night Lizard similar to the Granite Night Lizard. It is only found in a very small area of sandstone rock formations in Anza-Borrego State Park. More

The Sandstone Night Lizard is a highly adapted and extremely specialized lizard that has a tiny distribution in Southern California. Because it is so highly adapted to a specific environment it can only naturally occur within that highly specialized, ecological niche. More

* Sandstone night lizard, Xantusia gracilis * Granite night lizard, Xantusia henshawi * Island night lizard, Xantusia riversiana * Sanchez's night lizard, Xantusia sanchezi * Desert night lizard, Xantusia vigilis More

Common names

sandstone night lizard in English - English

Order : Squamata
Family : Xantusiidae
Genus : Xantusia
Species : Xantusia gracilis
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Xantusia gracilis