Chinese Crocodile Lizard
|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.