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