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Whiptail lizard

Aspidoscelis sp.

Description:

Whiptail lizards live on land and are active during the day. They are insectivores, primarily feeding on insects. Most interesting about the Aspidoscelis genera is that these lizards are parthenogenic - reproducing without the eggs being fertilized. Certain species have female only populations.

Habitat:

Southern U.S. - South America. Arid, semi-arid environments.

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Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico

Spotted on Feb 20, 2013
Submitted on Mar 5, 2013

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