Chinese Crocodile Lizard Shinisaurus crocodilurus

Chinese Crocodile Lizard
Chinese Crocodile Lizard
The Chinese Crocodile Lizard is semi-aquatic and native to forests of southern China and north Vietnam.
Chinese Crocodile Lizard
Chinese Crocodile Lizard
The tail is crocodilian (hence its taxonomic name of crocodilurus). Prey includes insects, molluscs and worms.
Chinese Crocodile Lizard
Chinese Crocodile Lizard
Chinese Crocodile Lizard
The only species in its genus, it can remain under water for long periods to escape predators.
Chinese Crocodile Lizard
Chinese Crocodile Lizard
They are endangered by continued and extensive habitat destruction and over-harvesting.