Knob-scaled Lizard

The Knob-scaled Lizard is classified as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

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Knob-scaled lizards live in typically small populations widely scattered from the Tamaulipas in northeastern Mexico on the Gulf of Mexico south to the middle of Guatemala in Central America. More

Also known as knob-scaled lizards, they have rounded, bumpy scales and osteoderms. Most species prefer moist or semi-aquatic habitats, although they are widespread within their native regions, with some even inhabiting semi-arid scrub environments. They are carnivorous or insectivorous, and give birth to live young. More

Facts about knob-scaled lizard: annotated classification, as discussed in lizard (reptile): Annotated classification: = ...11–25 cm (4–10 in.). California and Baja California. 4 subfamilies, 13 genera, and just over 100 species. More

Description: Adult Mountain Knob-Scaled Lizards, we have 2 pairs available. These are a super rare montane species of lizard which ranges in isolated locations from Tamaulipas Mexico, to Guatamela. The map shown with the photo to the left is the natural range of this type. More

Common names

Knob-scaled Lizard in English - English
Rackham's Knob-scaled Lizard in English - English
Xenosaurio mayor in Spanish - español

Order : Squamata
Family : Xenosauridae
Genus : Xenosaurus
Species : Xenosaurus grandis
Authority : GRAY 1856