Western Girdled Lizard

Zonosaurus laticaudatus

Did you know?

They have been noted to dive underwater to avoid predators, staying underneath for up to 3 minutes!

Home: Western Madagascar.

Diet: They are omnivorous, eating invertebrate prey and fruit.

Lifestyle: This terrestrial lizard can be found in multiple habitats, from dry to humid forests and disturbed habitats such as plantations. They bask on rocks during the heat of the day.

Young: Females lay 2-6 eggs that hatch around 90 days later. Hatchlings are independent from birth.

Lifespan: 8 years.

Conservation Status: Least Concern.