Project Description

Geyr’s Spiny-Tailed Lizard

Uromastyx geyri

Animal Class: Reptile

Length: 11-14 inches

Weight: 8-9 ounces

Lifespan: 20-25 years

Diet: Primarily herbivore

Habitat: Rocky, semi-arid habitats in Algeria, Mali, and Niger

Description: Also known as a Saharan yellow uromastyx,  Geyr’s spiny-tailed lizard comes in a wide range of colors from beige to yellow to red. Their genus name, Uromastyx, means “whip tail” for the thick, spiky tail all Uromastyx species have.

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