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Tropical night lizards
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Xantusiidae
Genus: Lepidophyma
Duméril, 1851

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Tropical night lizards (genus LepidophymaGreek for "warty scales,") compose one of three genera of night lizards (family Xantusiidae), which are a group of viviparous (live-bearing) lizards. There are 19 tropical night lizard species, making it the most populous night lizard genus. It is distributed throughout Central America, found anywhere from central Mexico to Panama, depending on the particular species. Tropical night lizards, particularly the yellow-spotted variety, are sometimes called Central American bark lizards by pet dealers and owners.


Genus Lepidophyma


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