Geographical Range Southern China
Habitat Near slow-flowing streams or ponds
Scientific Name Shinisaurus crocodilurus
Conservation Status Not listed by IUCN

This lizard gets its name from the appearance of its tail, which has an enlarged pair of scales running most of its length, similar to the tail of a crocodile. It inhabits only one mountainous province of China, where it lives in and around clear pools of slow-moving, shallow water.