Rainbow whiptail, Uraba, Colombia
Spectacularly vibrant species. Based on what I read, similarly colorful species in the family are different in that they have a smooth tail, unlike the scaled tail seen here on this species. Fun fact: when fully charged by the sun, this is one of the fastest reptiles in the world, reaching a top burst speed of 24-28 km/h.
The rainbow whiptail is a species of lizard found in Central America, the Caribbean, and northern South America. It has also been introduced in Florida and has established populations there. A rainbow whiptail grows up to approximately 12 inches .
Both sexually reproducing and parthenogenetic populations are known.