African Plated Lizard
African Plated Lizard
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ABout African Plated Lizard

THE AFRICAN PLATED LIZARD HAS A LARGE BODY, SHORT LEGS AND ROUGH SCALES OR PLATES. ITS TAIL IS USUALLY DOUBLE THE LENGTH OF THE BODY SIZE.

Round-nosed plated lizards are prey to snakes and small mammals. Some tactics used to escape predators may be a run-and-halt tactic to confuse the predator. Another is getting a good inhale of air and digging deep burrows to hide in, creating an airtight crevice that is nearly impossible for predators to enter.

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FACTS & STATISTICS
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Average size:
14-24 inches long
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Native region
Eastern & Southeastern Africa
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Eating Habits
Invertebrates, fruit & vegetables
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Conservation Status?
Least concern
Where are they at the Zoo?
The African Plated Lizard is located in the Desert Dome.
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