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Gerrhonotus

(Gerrhonotus parvus)

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Description

Gerrhonotus parvus (common name: pygmy alligator lizard) is a species of lizard in the subfamily Gerrhonotinae.It is endemic to the state of Nuevo León,Mexico.It lives in dry forests transitioning to scrub at elevations of 900–1,650 m (2,950–5,410 ft) above sea level.It seems to prefer dry limestone canyons.It is a relatively small species,with the maximum reported snout–vent length at 76 mm (3.0 in).It is oviparous and has a litter size of 4–6 eggs.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Reptilia
Order:Squamata
Family:Anguidae
Genus:Gerrhonotus
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