Chinese crocodile lizard
Shinisaurus crocodilurus / Chinese crocodile lizard
- Densely vegetated and slow-flowing waters
- Insects, crustaceans, small fish
- Gestation/breeding period
- 8 - 12 months
- Mode of life
~ 40 cm
200 - 400 g
~ 20 years
How endangered are Chinese crocodile lizards?
by IUCN (Red List of Threatened Species)
- Not evaluated
- Data deficient
- Least concern
- Near threatened
- Critically endangered
- Extinct in the wild
Did you know?
The Chinese crocodile lizard does not lay eggs but gives birth to live young.
Chinese crocodile lizard on the zoo tour
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