Chinese crocodile lizard
The Chinese crocodile lizard, also known as Shinisaurus crocodilurus, is a critically endangered lizard species found in southern China and northern Vietnam. It has a unique appearance, resembling a miniature crocodile, with a long narrow body, strong limbs, and a flattened tail. This lizard is arboreal, spending most of its time in trees and shrubs near streams. It is primarily insectivorous, feeding on a variety of small invertebrates. Due to habitat loss and illegal pet trade, the population of Chinese crocodile lizards has drastically declined, making conservation efforts crucial for their survival.