Liolaemus tenuis

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Liolaemus tenuis
Liolaemus Tenuis.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Iguanidae
Genus: Liolaemus
Species: L. tenuis
Binomial name
Liolaemus tenuis
Duméril & Bibrion, 1837
Liolaemus tenuis distribution.svg

Liolaemus tenuis, known as the jewel lizard, is a species of lizard in the Iguanidae family. Other names are slender lizard and thin lizard. It is endemic to Chile.

It is a relatively small species, with a 5.5 cm snout-to-vent length. Of diurnal habits, it feeds mainly of insects.[1] It is sometimes kept as a pet.

Male and female

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