Spiny-tailed lizards are mainly found in rocky outcrops and prefer semi desert habitats. Their coloration varies between a light beige to orange with a spot pattern across their back to aid in camouflage.
- Spiny-tailed lizards are primarily herbivores but eat insects on rare occasions.
- Their stout tail is armed with numerous protective spines that discourage most predators.
- Females will lay their eggs in a burrow underground where they stay cool and are protected.
|Conservation status||Near Threatened|
|Zoo location||Education building|