These Xeros are specially made to thrive in hotter, drier climates, and their exclusive traits reflect this. They usually have warm toned color palettes that are lighter in coloration; you wouldn't see a mostly black or dark brown Desert Xero as that would absorb too much heat. They are the smallest of the subtypes, averaging only 3 feet tall (90 cm).
They currently have two unique features that can only be found on this subtype:
- Desert Ears: Desert Xeros can have larger than average ears to radiate heat. They can be any shape (pointy fennec-like, rounded jackrabbit-like, etc.) Size can vary a bit, but is generally about twice the height of the head.
- Desert Tails: Desert Xeros can have thick, fat tails like a gecko to store fat and water. Size & shape can vary, but think of a thick leopard gecko-like tail, or a big squishy tail reminiscent of a caterpillar or grub.
However, these traits do not have to be present on every single Desert Xero, they can have standard ears and a Desert Tail, or Desert Ears with a standard tail, or both standard features, but just a smaller stature.