Xenosaurus platyceps

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Xenosaurus platyceps
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Xenosauridae
Genus: Xenosaurus
Species: X. platyceps
Binomial name
Xenosaurus platyceps

Xenosaurus platyceps (flathead knob-scaled lizard) is a lizard found in the Sierra Madre Oriental of Mexico. Its natural habitat is dry scrub forest and oak savanna. The species is endangered due to habitat fragmentation for the development of tourism and agriculture as well as predation by feral cats. Currently, the flathead knob-scaled lizard does not live in a protected area.[1]


  1. ^ Mendoza-Quijano, F. 2007. Xenosaurus platyceps. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 4 April 2013.