Catalina Island Ecology: Animal Species




Common Name: Desert Night Lizard
Scientific Name: Xantusia vigilis
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Family: Xantusiidae
Genus: Xantusia
Species: vigilis


Habitat:Secretive lizard of arid and semiarid lands, seldom found in open
Food:Insects, spiders, and other arthropods
Range:Mojave Desert and inner southern coast ranges of California, southern Nevada, southern Utah, and central Arizona, south to southwest Sonora and throughout most of Baja California
Rare or Endemic:No
Resident:Yes
Introduced:Yes


Comments:
Known from only one reford on Catalina