The Egyptian Spiny-Tailed Lizard


The Egyptian Spiny-Tailed Lizard
(uromastyx aegyptia microlepis)

Species in the family Agamidae, this lizard, also called “dabb” is endemic to North Africa and Middle East and the biggest lizard in Jordan. It can measure more than 1m. It has a pine cone shaped tail with sharp scales that it uses if endangered. It digs deep and long burrows. It feeds on plants and little insects. It digs long tunnels with...

...crescent-shaped entrance. It lives in the Eastern desert, in the Wadi Araba and in Wadi Rum and hibernate during winter. It is a diurnal animal but it is extremely exception to observe a specimen and taking a picture of it requests hours of patience.