Scientific Name: Uromastyx aegyptia

Found In: Egypt (east of the Nile), eastwards into the southern half of Israel, south and northeastern Jordan, southern Syria, Iraq and Iran and southwards into the Arabian Peninsula.

Size: Adults weigh 99 – 254 pounds and stand 22 to 31 inches tall, with a length of 39 – 57 inches.

Diet: Forage on low vegetation close to their burrows

Threat Level: Vulnerable – This species has been regularly reported in the international pet and medicinal trade and is also used for food.

Facts: It lays 7-17 (occasionally up to 23) eggs.