Blue spiny lizard

Sceloporus serrifer cyanogenys

Fascinating Facts

Physical Characteristics

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.

Social Behavior

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

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