Granite night lizard

The Granite night lizard is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Granite night lizard is a flat-bodied species of lizard with a broad, flat head and a soft skin. It has rounded, dark dorsal spots on a pale yellow or cream background. More

The Granite Night Lizard is flat-bodied with large dark spots on a light background. It is typically seen on large boulders at night, underneath pieces of rock on top of boulders, or in cracks in boulders. More

The Granite 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

Granite night lizard (Xantusia henshawi) Potential Distribution Map * Resource Identifier: More

Common names

gracilis: Sandstone Night Lizard in English - English
granite night lizard in English - English
Henshaw's Night Lizard in English - English
Lagartija-escofina de granito in Spanish - español
Xantusia henshawi in Dutch - Nederlands
Xantusia henshawi in French - français

Order : Squamata
Family : Xantusiidae
Genus : Xantusia
Species : Xantusia henshawi
Authority : Stejneger, 1893