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Armadillo Girdled Lizard

Common Name: Armadillo Girdled Lizard

Scientific Name: Ouroborus cataphractus

Diet: Feeds mainly on small invertebrates, such as insects and spiders, but sometimes also may take plant material. In captivity, it is commonly fed crickets.

Overview: The armadillo girdled lizard is a species of lizard in the family Cordylidae. The species is endemic to desert areas along the western coast of South Africa.

Reproduction: The female armadillo girdled lizard gives birth to one or two live young; the species is one of the few lizards that does not lay eggs.

Natural Enemies: Birds of prey

Conservation Status and Threats: The armadillo girdled lizard is thought to be somewhat susceptible to fluctuations in its primary food source (termites), which in turn can be impacted by climatic events such as changes in rainfall patterns, as well as to habitat changes through invasive alien plant species and poor fire management.

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