Blue spiny lizard
Sceloporus serrifer cyanogenys
- Blue spiny lizards are diurnal, meaning they are most active during the day.
- When they aren’t foraging for food, they spend much of their time sheltering from predators.
Blue spiny lizards have large, pointy scales and blue coloring on their shoulders. Males also have blue-green on their throats, backs and undersides. They can reach 15 inches long.
Blue spiny lizards inhabit holes and crevices in rocky outcroppings or underground. They mostly eat insects and invertebrates. Their range includes southern Texas, Mexico, northern Guatemala, and Belize.
Males will show off their blue underbellies during breeding season to attract a mate.
Status In The Wild
Least Concern – IUCN 2013
Location in the Zoo
South American Tropical Rainforest and Aviary