Distribution: Dayao Mountain in China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region
Chinese Crocodilian Lizards are 3-3.6cm long and their tails are longer than their bodies. Their bodies are similar to both crocodile and lizards, hence the name. They have coarse skins and their heads are square, with clear edges on both sides of the head. Their limbs are short and small. They have sharp and curved claws on the front of their fingers and toes. Living in mountainous brooks, they move at dawn and dusk. In daytime, they sleep on twigs and jump into water immediately when alerted. They hibernate from November to the following March. Insects arc their main food and they also eat tadpoles, frogs and small fish.
They receive first grade national protection.