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The Island Night lizard grows to be between 5 and 8 inches long. They are among the largest of the Night lizard Species. They have no eyelids and their pupils are vertical. Cool. They are gray to yellowish brown with dark spots. Some have a light stripe with dark edges. The Island Night lizard is referred to as a soft-skinned lizard, as the scales are generally small and appears to be loose around the neck.

Scientific Name

Xantusia riversiana
Common Name
Island Night Lizard
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