Armadillo Lizard Necklace

$19.75

mini-armadellolizard.pngThis necklace depicts the armadillo girdled lizard, or armadillo lizard. This popular reptile, which inhabits the deserts of southern Africa, is best known for its unusual defensive strategy of curling into a ring by grasping its own tail in its mouth. In this coiled position, the armadillo lizard presents only its spiny, armored back to would be predators... and it also looks so cute that perhaps its predators loose heart!

The armadillo lizard gets its common name from the mammalian armadillo (which also curls itself up when threatened), and it gets its scientific name (Ouroborus cataphractus) from the ancient symbol of the self-consuming serpent, or Ouroborus. This potent image, along with similar symbols such as the Japanese Ensō, has taken root in the iconographies of cultures worldwide,  A great gift for herpetologists and reptile lovers, as well as others who are more mystically minded!

 

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mini-armadellolizard.pngThis necklace depicts the armadillo girdled lizard, or armadillo lizard. This popular reptile, which inhabits the deserts of southern Africa, is best known for its unusual defensive strategy of curling into a ring by grasping its own tail in its mouth. In this coiled position, the armadillo lizard presents only its spiny, armored back to would be predators... and it also looks so cute that perhaps its predators loose heart!

The armadillo lizard gets its common name from the mammalian armadillo (which also curls itself up when threatened), and it gets its scientific name (Ouroborus cataphractus) from the ancient symbol of the self-consuming serpent, or Ouroborus. This potent image, along with similar symbols such as the Japanese Ensō, has taken root in the iconographies of cultures worldwide,  A great gift for herpetologists and reptile lovers, as well as others who are more mystically minded!

 

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Weight: 19.5 Grams
Dimensions: 2.4 cm wide x 2.5 cm high x 1.3 cm deep
Other: Made in the USA of Genuine Pewter