Lepidophyma flavimaculatum — Overview

Yellow-spotted Tropical Nigth Lizard learn more about names for this taxon

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Least Concern (LC)

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Lepidophyma flavimaculatum (Yellow-spotted tropical night lizard) is a medium-sized night lizard (family Xantusiidae) that inhabits the Atlantic versants of the tropical forest in Central America and Mexico. It lives under logs or rocks. It preys on small arthropods, like flies and centipedes. It has a flat body and head, and its black skin is covered with yellow spots. Like all night lizards, it gives live birth to its young and its eyes are covered by a transparent membrane, similar to that in snakes. Its behavior is characteristically secretive, but it is known to be aggressive when handled.

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