Texas Aligator

Scientific Name: Gerrhonotus infernalis  
Geographic Location: West and Central Texas Mexico

Available: I may consider selling my adults. Contact me for more information.



This is one of the largest native lizards in the United States. This is a fascinating species that is rarely seen in the wild or captivity. Captive breeding of this species is a rare event. Fortunately, with proper husbandry, this species thrives in captivity. We produced 26 healthy babies from a single clutch in 2012. As of this writing, babies from a record 34 egg clutch are hatching now. Semi-arboreal in nature and preferring cooler temperatures than most lizards, this species is unusually calm, unlike many western relatives. Attaining an adult size of nearly 20 inches in length, this species makes an attractive captive.