Spiny-tailed Lizard

Uromastyx flavifasciata, commonly known as the Spiny-tailed Lizard, is a species of lizard belonging to the family Agamidae. It is found in rocky, arid and desert habitats in North Africa, its range including parts of Algeria, Mali and Niger.

This is a medium, desert-adapted species for the genus, with an average length of around 50cm. This lizard is usually beige or green-brown with patterns on their backs and a characteristic tail. They nurture morning dew or the moisture from their burrows, and they can survive severe drought periods.