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California Whiptail

Aspidoscelis tigris munda


The California Whiptail has a slim body with a long thin tail. Its sides and back can be grey, tan, or brown with dark spots. The throat is pale with large dark spots and the belly often has reddish patches on the side. The tail, with a black or blue tip, can be twice as long as the body.


Hot and dry areas with sparse foliage and large open areas

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California whiptail
Aspidoscelis tigris munda Aspidoscelis tigris munda - California Whiptail

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Jackie Porcello
Jackie Porcello 8 years ago

Thank you Jeff Dreier. This is the first I've ever seen

Jeff Dreier
Jeff Dreier 8 years ago

Nice spotting. These are very interesting lizards.

Jackie Porcello
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Jackie Porcello

California, USA

Spotted on Jun 7, 2013
Submitted on Jun 18, 2013

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