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Great Basin Whiptail Lizard Great Basin Whiptail Lizard (Aspidoscelis tigris tigris) crawls under the brush on a hot day at the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, Death Valley National Park, California, United States. Aspidoscelis tigris,Aspidoscelis tigris tigris,California,Death Valley National Park,Geotagged,Great Basin Whiptail Lizard,Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes,Spring,United States,Western Whiptail Click/tap to enlarge

Great Basin Whiptail Lizard

Great Basin Whiptail Lizard (Aspidoscelis tigris tigris) crawls under the brush on a hot day at the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, Death Valley National Park, California, United States.

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The western whiptail is a small lizard that ranges throughout most of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. Most of its populations appear stable, and is not listed as endangered in any of the states comprising its range. It lives in a wide variety of habitats, including deserts and semiarid shrubland, usually in areas with sparse vegetation; also woodland, open dry forest, and riparian growth. It lives in burrows. Major differences between this species and the checkered whiptail include.. more

Similar species: Scaled Reptiles
Species identified by gmspanek
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By gmspanek

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Uploaded Dec 4, 2018. Captured Apr 21, 2016 13:23 in DEATH VALLEY, CA 92328, USA.
  • COOLPIX S9900
  • f/6.4
  • 1/400s
  • ISO125
  • 135mm