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Dabb Spiny-tailed Lizard

Uromastyx acanthinura

The dabb spiny-tailed lizard or mastigure, is a species of lizard closely related to agamas and the thorny devil.

measurements

Measurements

Size: Length: 28cm - 40cm
Weight: 130 - 200g

habitat

Habitat

These lizards live in the Sahara desert, from Mauritania to Libya. They often hide in burrows during the heat of the day, or under rocks to escape predators.

diet

Diet

Spiny-tailed lizards are mainly herbivores, eating a variety of plant material. As they live in dry habitats, they also get most of their water from their food.

behaviour

Breeding

Around 10 – 12 eggs are laid which have a thin, parchment like shell. These hatch after an incubation of around 2 months.

threat

Conservation

The dabb spiny-tailed lizard has not been evaluated by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), but is listed on CITES which limits trade in this species to protect its numbers.

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