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Chuckwalla

Sauromalus obesus

Family

Iguanidae, the iguana family.

Conservation Status

None.

Distribution

The Sonoran Desert and Mojave Desert of southwestern North America.

Habitat

Rocky terrain.

Factoid

When threatened, they will dive into a crack in the rocks and gulp air until their body inflates and becomes wedged so tightly between the rocks that they cannot be pulled out.

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