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Yellow Spotted Tropical Night Lizard

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Native to both North and South America but in a small range from Mexico to Panama, the Yellow Spotted Tropical Night Lizard (Lepidophyma flavimaculatum) is one of the largest night lizards.

The Yellow Spotted Tropical Night Lizard grows to a length of about 13 cm. They have two rows of yellow dots running down their sides on skin of dark brown to black. Their skin is relatively rough textured except on their heads, where they seem more snake-like. A lighter shade of yellow coloring covers their underside as well.

You will find the Yellow Spotted Tropical Night Lizard living amongst the damp forest floors, commonly occupying decaying trees and leaf debris.

An interesting note is there are isolated populations of Yellow Spotted Tropical Night Lizards in the southern parts of their range that are asexual. These populations are all female, and do not need a male to reproduce.

Subspecies

Lepidophyma flavimaculatum flavimaculatum
Lepidophyma flavimaculatum obscurum

Head over to the Yellow Spotted Tropical Night Lizard Pictures to see what these lizards look like.

 

 
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