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Uromastyx aegyptia microlepis


Dhub (AKA: Dhab, or Spiny-Tailed Lizard; Arabic: الضب) spotted in the desert near Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. This was the most brightly colored of all the Dhubs we saw in this area, and by far the largest. From head to tail it was at least two feet long!


The next I went to the same spot and saw what I assume to be this same Dhub fighting over a burrow with a smaller one. That series can also be seen on PN at

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Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 4 years ago


Bernadette S
Bernadette S 4 years ago

Yes, one good thing about the heat - the lizzies come out! :-)

SargonR 4 years ago

Glad everyone is enjoying this series. I have been trying to get a good one for a few months now, with no luck, but now that the weather is getting hot again the lizards are out and active. I have another set of what I assume is this same lizard (same location) fighting with a smaller one over a burrow. I will get that uploaded later.

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 4 years ago

Glad you found the species - I thought he might be the Egyptian one! I've posted several spottings of the Ornate Dabb Lizard. They don't get quite as big as this one, but they are very colorful!

triggsturner 4 years ago

Amazing looking critter. Well done for sticking with it and getting your excellent images.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 4 years ago

Unusual find! There's only one other on PN at

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 4 years ago

Whoa! That's a big one!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 years ago

Wow what a weirdo. Thanks for sharing this one.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 4 years ago

How prehistoric-looking. Amazing! This fellow is right up there with the best of them.

armadeus.4 4 years ago

Fantastic spotting and wonderful images! Thank you for sharing :)

SargonR 4 years ago

Yes, that is what makes them so interesting, right? Like tiny, yellow dinosaurs!

Greg Shchepanek
Greg Shchepanek 4 years ago

I love that tail!

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الأحمدي, الاحمدي, Kuwait

Spotted on May 6, 2016
Submitted on May 6, 2016

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