Southern Alligator Lizard

closeup view of lizard among brush
Southern Alligator Lizard. ©William Beckon,

Quick Facts
Type: Reptile

Diet: Carnivore: Insects, lizards, small mammals

Average lifespan: 10–15 years

Average size: 3–7 in. (not including tail length)

Average weight: Unknown

Did You Know?
Southern alligator lizards' tails, which are up to twice the length of their bodies, are somewhat prehensile. This means that these lizards can climb, suspend, and pull themselves up from branches using their tails.

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Southern Alligator Lizard

Last updated: November 9, 2018