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New Mexico Whiptail

Aspidoscelis neomexicana


Yellow and black stripes run the length of the body over the top and sides. The belly is often tan. The tail, from hip joint, can carry strips from the body but the will break into dashes and blend into the tail.


New Mexico, all desert ranges


I have observed some with a blue color on their tail like a lighter version of the blue tail skink (also spotted in this area) as a adaptation for escaping predators.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Spotted on Oct 10, 2011
Submitted on Oct 10, 2011

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