In this video segment from Outdoor Nevada, host Brian Wignall asks herpetologist Jim Moore about two desert-dwelling lizards: the Western banded gecko and the desert night lizard. Unlike most other lizards, these lizards are predominantly nocturnal, sheltering during the hottest part of the day and becoming active at night. Both lizards have vertical rather than rounded pupils, a characteristic that helps them see better in low-light conditions.
This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.
For more information, visit Outdoor Nevada: Night Lizards.