Night lizards

(Xantusiidae)

Class Reptilia Order Squamata Suborder Scincomorpha Family Xantusiidae

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Small to medium-sized lizards lacking eyelids and having enlarged plates on the dorsal surface of the head and transverse rows of enlarged scales on the belly

Size

Number of genera, species

3 genera, 23 species

Habitat

Deserts to rainforests

Conservation status

Vulnerable: 1 species

Distribution

North America, Central America, Cuba

Distribution

North America, Central America, Cuba

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