Lepidophyma

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Tropical night lizards

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Reptilia
Order:Squamata
Suborder:Sauria
Family:Xantusiidae
Genus:Lepidophyma

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.

Classification

Genus Lepidophyma

  • Alvarez del Toro's tropical night lizard, Lepidophyma alvarezi
  • Sumidero tropical night lizard, Lepidophyma chicoasensis
  • MacDougall’s tropical night lizard, Lepidophyma dontomasi
  • Yellow-spotted tropical night lizard, Lepidophyma flavimaculatum
  • Gaige's tropical night lizard, Lepidophyma gaigeae
  • Liner's tropical night lizard, Lepidophyma lineri
  • Lipetz's tropical night lizard, Lepidophyma lipetzi
  • Lowe's tropical night lizard, Lepidophyma lowei
  • Mayan tropical night lizard, Lepidophyma mayae
  • Cave tropical night lizard, Lepidophyma micropholis
  • Jalpan tropical night lizard, Lepidophyma occulor
  • Pajapan tropical night lizard, Lepidophyma pajapanensis
  • Yautepec tropical night lizard, Lepidophyma radula
  • Costa Rican tropical night lizard, Lepidophyma reticulatum
  • Sawin's tropical night lizard, Lepidophyma sawini
  • Smith's tropical night lizard, Lepidophyma smithii
  • Madrean tropical night lizard, Lepidophyma sylvaticum
  • Tarascan tropical night lizard, Lepidophyma tarascae
  • Tuxtla tropical night lizard, Lepidophyma tuxtlae
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