Sahara Spiny-tailed Lizard Uromastyx geyri

Sahara Spiny-tailed Lizard
Sahara Spiny-tailed Lizard
The Sahara Spiny-tailed Lizard is native to rocky, mountainous terrain in the central Sahara spanning northeast Mali, Niger and southern Algeria.
Sahara Spiny-tailed Lizard
Sahara Spiny-tailed Lizard
Sahara Spiny-tailed Lizard
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.
Sahara Spiny-tailed Lizard
Sahara Spiny-tailed Lizard
Sahara Spiny-tailed Lizard
The breeding male (above left and centre) is one of the most colourful of the Uromastyx spiny-tailed genus, with bright orange sides (varying from red-orange to yellow-orange) and a black spotted back on a whitish background. The female (above right) is plainer, with some speckling.
Sahara Spiny-tailed Lizard
Sahara Spiny-tailed Lizard
Sahara Spiny-tailed Lizard
It is a medium-sized lizard, with males growing up to a foot in length.