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Lagarto de Zapallar

Liolaemus zapallarensis


Small lizzard, around 25 cm long.


Spotted on a trip to the coast of the north of Chile (desert). I found them running around and hidding in small bushes and rocks.


Adult specimen of Liolaemus zapallarensis. Species of lizard of the Iguanidae family, endemic to Chile.

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isscarr 11 years ago

Good shot!
You can add it here:

Coni Camposano
Coni Camposano 12 years ago

Oops!! I misspelled the name! Liolaemus (no "r") zapallarensis.

Coni Camposano
Coni Camposano 12 years ago

Thanks Lori.tas! The link was very useful! As it turns out, my last 2 submissions are the same lizard species: Liolaremus zapallarensis, this one is an adult, and the brown one is a juvenile. So thanks for the link again, I have absolutely no doubt my lizards are the same ones that appear on that link (he's pictures and mines were taken around the same area).

lori.tas 12 years ago

Look at this site and tell me what you think;

peter 12 years ago

Looks like a type of monitor lizard...

lori.tas 12 years ago

That's absolutely gorgeous.

Coni Camposano
Spotted by
Coni Camposano

Atacama, Chile

Spotted on Sep 9, 2010
Submitted on Mar 9, 2011

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