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Eastern Spotted Whiptail

Aspidoscelis gularis


These lizards are 16-28 cm (6.5-11 in) in length with a long tail that is about three times the length of the body length. Above is brown or green/brown with seven light stripes that run from head to hips. Some individuals have light colored spots on the sides between stripes. The tail is pinkish. Males have a red throat, blue belly, and black/blue on the chest. Females have a pink throat and white below.


Usually found in semi-arid areas but near water.

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Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 7 years ago

Thanks Scott!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

Hi Gordon. Of the three such species that fall within range from the website you used, namely the whiptails Aspidoscelis gularis. A. sexlineata and A. laredoensis, I also think your spotting most resembles A. gularis...

Gordon Dietzman
Spotted by
Gordon Dietzman

Mission, Texas, USA

Spotted on Apr 26, 2013
Submitted on May 13, 2013

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