Sudan plated lizard

Sudan plated lizard Gerrhosaurus major

Termite love! Plated lizards hang out in and around termite mounds. It’s a great food source and also stays warm, around 85 degrees, which makes it the perfect place for them to lay their eggs.

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ORIGIN:
Africa

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HABITAT:
Semi-arid grasslands

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
Length: 16-28 in

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DIET:
Leaves, branches and insects

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PREDATORS:
Birds of prey, monitor lizards and large snakes

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Camouflage and thick scales

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REPRODUCTION:
Lay 2-6 eggs at one time

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THREATS:
Habitat loss and collection for the pet trade

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
Up to 20 yrs in human care

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