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Tiger Whiptail

Aspidoscelis tigris

Description:

Whiptail, possibly a younger animal.

Habitat:

Desert.

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5 Comments

AshleyT
AshleyT 6 years ago

Not a problem :)

jeslowery
jeslowery 6 years ago

Yeah, I agree. Especially after looking over them again. Thanks for the help!

AshleyT
AshleyT 6 years ago

I ruled out Chihuahuan by the fact they have tons of spots between their stripes, in most places have two rows of spots between each stripe. Yours has just one row of spots except in just a few places. Then also the lighter color like you say. To me, yours looks like a juvenile tiger transitioning into an adult since it still has stripes like the juvenile on the page does, but they aren't very prominent like the juvenile has. Then the adult has lost them almost completely, but yours isn't that far into adulthood yet.

jeslowery
jeslowery 6 years ago

My best guess before posting was the chihuahuan - http://www.reptilesofaz.org/Lizards-Subp... ; but it has lighter legs and tail, so the tiger might be a better pick!

AshleyT
AshleyT 6 years ago

Pretty sure this is a tiger whiptail with the faint stripes and spots, as well as the dark coloration around the front legs. See what you think! http://www.reptilesofaz.org/Lizards-Subp...

jeslowery
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jeslowery

Tucson, Arizona, USA

Spotted on Jun 8, 2014
Submitted on Feb 15, 2015

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