The desert is home to different species and unusual animals that survive under harsh situations. One example of the toughest reptile in the desert is the armadillo lizard. Just by looking at its physical appearance, the lizard shows a tough exterior that can protect itself from an attack or the harsh weather conditions.
This reptile can only be found in Southern African deserts and has the ability to shape itself to a ball with its tail in its mouth to protect itself. It has been given several aliases due to its appearance. Some of those are the golden armadillo lizard, armadillo spiny tailed and armadillo girdle lizard.