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White sands prairie lizard

Sceloporus cowlesi

Description:

It is a medium sized tan colored lizard with many lines and patterns. The topside has small white spots with two white lines that fade when it reaches the tail. Has bright metallic blue on the underside.

Habitat:

It was found at the top of a mountainous hill at the Carlsbad caverns national park. The area has many cactus species and animals like Darkling beetles and Scape moths.

Notes:

Seemed to be a juvenile, because of how small it was and how the patterns look.

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2 Comments

Ornithoptera80
Ornithoptera80 4 months ago

Thank you!

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 4 months ago

What a beauty! I love lizards :)

Ornithoptera80
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Ornithoptera80

Carlsbad, New Mexico, United States

Spotted on Jul 29, 2017
Submitted on Jan 3, 2021

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