The Southern Alligator Lizard (Elgaria
multicarinata) is native to North America, and
more specifically, along the Pacific Coast. The largest
population distribution is found in Southern California.
The Southern Alligator Lizard can
usually be found close to human developments in urban
areas, and outwards in the grasslands. They are used
to humans and do not normally back off. If threatened,
the Southern Alligator Lizard is aggressive,
and will usually bite their predators. This being said,
they do make excellent pets and are fairly easy to take
care of in captivity.
The Southern Alligator Lizard is a light to medium
brown in colour, and has a long prehensile tail. Their
tail can actually grow to be about twice the length
of their body. Including a fully intact tail, the Southern
Alligator Lizard can grow to lengths reaching
about 50 cm.
Take a look at our Southern
Alligator Lizard Pictures in our Lizard Gallery.