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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. Antioquia,Cnemidophorus lemniscatus,Colombia,Colombia Choco & Pacific region,Fall,Geotagged,Rainbow whiptail,South America,Uraba,Urabá,World Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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.

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  1. Wow, what an appropriate common name. The colors are incredible! Posted 6 months ago
    1. Yes, finally a descriptive common name lol :)
      Thanks for the feedback.
      Posted 6 months ago
      1. You're welcome :) Posted 6 months ago

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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.

Similar species: Scaled Reptiles
Species identified by fchristant
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Uploaded Mar 11, 2018. Captured Oct 25, 2017 10:19 in Unnamed Road, Apartadó, Antioquia, Colombia.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/8.0
  • 1/400s
  • ISO720
  • 550mm