The Spiny-tailed Lizards of North Africa and the Middle East
have spiny tails used for defence and flat bodies with loose
skin which enable them to hide in narrow rock crevices. The
North African Spiny-tailed is native to Morocco, Algeria,
Tunisia and Libya. Adult spiny-tails are mainly herbivorous and can regulate
body temperature by turning darker (cold) or lighter (warm).
They live in rocky desert terrain.