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about a foot long, really long tail.


moister area of high desert,


First one I seen like this out on the mesa

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Checkered Whiptail Lizard
Cnemidophorus Tesselatus Common Checkered Whiptail

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BenChesebrough 6 years ago

Looks like a checkered whiptail to me. Definitely a Cnemidophorus. To my understanding, it can sometimes be hard to tell the exact species due to inter-species breeding. I see these very commonly in the Ojito, just a few miles north from here, always on top of mesas or in grasslands.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Spotted on May 29, 2014
Submitted on May 29, 2014

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