Lepidophyma flavimaculatum


Habitat: Atlantic lowland moist and wet forests and Pacific slope premontane rainforest and lowland moist forests.

Biology: Secretive lizard which has been described as nocturnal, crepuscular, and diurnal. Most individuals have been discovered when hiding place has been disturbed, so activity and densities are hard to evaluate.

Food: Insectivorous, preying on centipedes, spiders, and ants.

Reproduction: All Panamanian and most Costa Rican populations of this lizard are perthenogenic. However, some populations in northeast Costa Rica do have small numbers of males.

Source: Savage, Jay M. 2002. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago. 935pp.

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