Scientific Name: Shinisaurus crocodilurus

Found In: Southern China and northeast Vietnam/Subtropical evergreen forests with a source of fresh water

Size: Adults range between 8 and 16 inches in length

Diet: Carnivore. Diet consists of tadpoles, insects, dragonfly larvae, and small fish

Threat Level: Endangered. Habitat loss and the exotic pet trade are the major threats to this species

Facts: This species is nicknamed “the lizard of great sleepiness” by local people due to its tendency to remain motionless for hours