Gambelia

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leopard lizards
Long-nosed leopard lizard.jpg
long-nosed leopard lizard, Gambelia wislizenii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Iguania
Family: Crotaphytidae
Genus: Gambelia
Baird, 1859[1]

The leopard lizards comprise the Gambelia within the family Crotaphytidae. Leopard lizards are indigenous to arid environments of southwestern North America. One difference between the genera Gambelia and Crotaphytus is that leopard lizard have fracture planes in their tails, allowing the tails to break off when grasped by predators.

Classification of the genus Gambelia[edit]

Genus Gambelia[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ ITIS (Integrated Taxonomic Information System). www.itis.gov.