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Northern Alligator Lizard

>>>Northern Alligator Lizard

Northern Alligator Lizard

Elgaria coerulea
This lizard is a dull brown colour with a skin fold along the side of the body. It may reach a length of 20 cm, and is found most often in rocky areas and uses shrub or grass as protective cover. Large rocks or deep rock crevices are important in avoiding mid-summer heat. Lizards feed upon insects, spiders, and other invertebrates.