Let Them Talk

The Armadillo Lizard (Cordylus cataphractus) is a lizard endemic to desert areas of southern Africa. It is also known as the Typical Girdled Lizard, Armadillo Girdled Lizard, Golden Armadillo Lizard, and Armadillo Spiny-tailed Lizard.

The Armadillo Lizard possesses an uncommon antipredator adaptation, in which it takes its tail in its mouth and rolls into a ball when frightened. In this shape it is protected from predators by the thick, squarish scales along its back and the spines on its tail. This behavior, which resembles that of the mammalian armadillo, gives it its English common name. This behavior may have inspired tales of the mythical creature Ouroboros.

  1. b1rchtrees reblogged this from feeols
  2. dskye reblogged this from sporequeen
  3. theinnocentgear reblogged this from sporequeen
  4. xxtheblondemennacexx reblogged this from sevatiangelous
  5. sevatiangelous reblogged this from sporequeen
  6. technoschaos reblogged this from davybot
  7. advent-chaos reblogged this from mufodao
  8. nanika-fan reblogged this from igyouhime
  9. devilwolf99 reblogged this from evilweasel24
  10. cutieetuna reblogged this from sporequeen
  11. stevia-badger reblogged this from operativesurprise
  12. cactusaenigma reblogged this from quietlobo
  13. mufodao reblogged this from authentic-imitation
  14. vilevillage reblogged this from joetuhroe
  15. the-lord-of-blood reblogged this from sporequeen
  16. doppi0 reblogged this from joetuhroe
  17. joetuhroe reblogged this from mehiswhatihavetosay
  18. niteywitey reblogged this from kickloop
  19. quietlobo reblogged this from mehiswhatihavetosay
  20. operativesurprise reblogged this from sporequeen
  21. mehiswhatihavetosay reblogged this from didyouplanthistoocid
  22. didyouplanthistoocid reblogged this from sporequeen
  23. authentic-imitation reblogged this from sporequeen
  24. qkadquack reblogged this from davybot
  25. davybot reblogged this from sporequeen
  26. evilweasel24 reblogged this from narwhalrus
  27. narwhalrus reblogged this from sporequeen