Dwarf Sungazer

Dwarf Sungazer

Dwarf Sungazer

Did You Know?

They are able to inflate themselves and wedge into cracks and tunnels, so predators cannot pull them out.

All about Dwarf Sungazer

Order:
Squamata
Family:
Cordyidae
Group:
Cordylus
Lifespan:
Up to 25 years
Gestation:
1 to 4 live young
Habitat:
Dry forest and scrubland
Diet:
Crickets, insects, mealworms
Conservation Status:
Not Classified

Fun Facts!

The Dwarf Sungazer Cordylus tropidosternum is also known as the East African Spiny-Tailed Lizard, and is generally dark brown in colour, with lighter creamy stripes. They also have distinctive black stripes running from the ear to the shoulder.

They earned their name Sungazer due to their habit of looking up at the sun while basking in the morning in order to gain body heat, as is common with most reptiles.

They like to have numerous hiding spots, and will have many crevices and burrows to hide in should they become stressed, or are threatened by a predator.

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