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Ornate Spiny-tailed Lizard

Uromastyx ornata


The ornate spiny-tailed lizard is a medium-sized lizard with short, powerful legs and a large, bulky body. Like other Uromastyx species, the ornate spiny-tailed lizard has rows of spiky scales on the tail, arranged in distinct rings or ‘whorls’. The tail is broad and lies flat against the ground. The ornate spiny-tailed lizard has a longer tail than other closely related species from the genus Uromastyx. ~ARKive


spotted in a coastal desert wadi

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Bernadette S
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Bernadette S

دهب, جنوب سيناء, Egypt

Spotted on Apr 8, 2018
Submitted on Jun 1, 2018

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