The southern alligator lizard (Elgaria multicarinata) is a common species of lizard native to the Pacific coast of North America. It ranges from Baja California to the state of Washington and lives in a variety of habitats including grasslands, chaparral, forests, and even urban areas.
Also to know is, what do alligator lizards like to eat?
The alligator lizard is carnivorous, feeding on various invertebrate species, and occasionally on w small, young mammals and birds. Of their invertebrate prey, insects and their larvae, especially ground beetles, grasshopper and crickets, are prominent in their diet.
Do alligator lizards grow their tail back?
Lizard Behavior and Life History - Tail Loss (Caudal Autotomy) Many species of lizards release their tail when they want to escape from a predator. Dropped tails do grow back, but these regenerated tails are often not as long or as perfect as the original.
Are alligator lizards nocturnal?
Active during the day, crepuscular and nocturnal during hot weather. Inactive during cold periods in winter. Alligator lizards are generally secretive, tending to hide in brush or under rocks, although they are often seen foraging out in the open or on roads in the morning and evening.