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Spiny tail lizard ; Arabic- Dhub/Dhab

Uromastix microlepis


Upper body colour varies from gray to yellow; belly yellowish; length 60-65 cm. Vegetarian; never drinks water and has special glands that help its body to dispose of uric acid. Lives in burrow; often allows other creatures, such as snakes, scorpions and hedgehogs to share its burrow


This picture was taken at Swehain, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Gravel plains in Middle east.

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SargonR 9 years ago

Nice. I remember seeing these when I was in Kuwait back in 1998. Most were bright yellow, very fascinating.

KaranS.Raghwa 10 years ago

Check out Mission Wildlife of UAE

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Carol Snow Milne 2 10 years ago

I don't have any lizards spots. I can't wait to see one; mostly skinks here in Pennsylvania, but difficult to spot. I love all the lizard posts. So cool!

Karan Raghwa
Spotted by
Karan Raghwa

‏Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

Spotted on Feb 18, 2007
Submitted on Feb 19, 2013

Spotted for Mission

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