Leptien’s Spinytailed Lizard
Known locally as “dhubs”. These are primarily herbivores, eating shrubs and other plant material. Habitat: Desert habitat with firm sand, soil or soft rock substrates.
Habitat loss due to encroaching development.
Eastern UAE, Jebel Ali, Al Ain, Oman.
Dhubs live in colonies and dig extensive and deep burrow systems where they stay on cooler days.