Iphisa

Iphisa

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Iphisa elegans

Iphisa is a genus of the lizard family Gymnophthalmidae. The genus is monotypic, meaning that it has only one species, Iphisa elegans, and its common name is the glossy shade lizard. I. elegans is native to the Amazon and is typically found in regions of South America, centrally located in the Amazon Basin. The average body length of the glossy shade lizard is 55 mm. Relatively small, these lizards rely on running as their primary form of movement and, interestingly, exhibit death-feigning behavior, which aids in protection from potential predators.

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References

1. Iphisa Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iphisa
2. Iphisa on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/44578602/44578607

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