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Desert iguana

Dipsosaurus dorsalis


Large round-bodies lizard with long tail and low crest of slightly enlarged keeled scales down back. Head relatively small; snout short. Brown around head, giving way to reddish-brown netlike pattern and gray or white spotting on neck and trunk. Reticulations may break into dark lenghtwise lines on sides. Tail gray or white with encircling rows of dark spots. Breeding adults show pink on sides of belly


Arid and semiarid regions of sand, scattered rocks, and creosote bush.

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California, USA

Spotted on Aug 2, 2012
Submitted on Aug 26, 2012

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