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Brilliant colors, distinctive tail, and bizarre movements - it must be the Zebra Tailed Lizard These lizards are ultra cool: first they have amazing colors with blue, green, yellow, pink, orange and of course, black and white; then the tail stands out like a sore thumb with those stripes (and hence the name) and which is often curled up over the body, and finally, if frightened, they take off like a shot, almost flying over the hot sand with their tails over their heads. These are probably my favorite small lizards. Arizona,Callisaurus draconoides,Geotagged,Summer,United States,zebra-tailed lizard Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Brilliant colors, distinctive tail, and bizarre movements - it must be the Zebra Tailed Lizard

These lizards are ultra cool: first they have amazing colors with blue, green, yellow, pink, orange and of course, black and white; then the tail stands out like a sore thumb with those stripes (and hence the name) and which is often curled up over the body, and finally, if frightened, they take off like a shot, almost flying over the hot sand with their tails over their heads. These are probably my favorite small lizards.

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  1. That's a gorgeous zebra-tailed lizard, wow! Posted 2 months ago
    1. Thanks, yes we were thrilled to see him - the others I had seen were not nearly so colorful. Posted 2 months ago

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Zebra-tailed lizards are a genus of phrynosomatid lizards endemic to the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico.

Similar species: Scaled Reptiles
Species identified by Barry
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Uploaded Aug 5, 2017. Captured Jul 25, 2017 21:03 in I-10 & NM-338, Animas, NM 88020, USA.
  • Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
  • f/5.8
  • 1/251s
  • ISO125
  • 139.579mm