Mohave desert, Arizona, south eastern Utah, California coast, south into Mexico.
It hides mainly under trunks and leaves of dead yuccas, as well as in crevices among rocks.
The body is nearly cylindrical with a long tapered tail and very short limbs. The digits are narrow and clawed. Its color can vary from smoke gray through many shades of yellow and brown as well as being covered with dark dots or spots. It has the ability to change its color and it lacks functional eyelids.
Contrary to its name, this animal is actually mostly diurnal, continuing some activity after dark (crepuscular). When frightened in the daylight the lizard will become very light in color. It does not show any desire to burrow.
The species is ovoviparous. After a gestation of 120 days females usually gives birth to 1 – 3 offspring, August through October.
This animal species is not currently in the Zoo\\\\\\\'s collection.
|Length:||1 1/2 to 2 3/4 inches|
|Wild Diet:||It will eat small insects, beetles, and spiders\\\\\\\' eggs.|
|Zoo Diet:||Crickets, fruit flies|
|Predators:||Raptors and large snakes.|
|USFWS Status:||Not Listed|
|CITES Status:||Not Listed|
|Where at the Zoo?||Small Animal Building: Desert Zone|