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Desert Grassland Whiptail Lizard

Desert grassland whiptail lizard is an all-female, relatively small species of lizard found in southwestern United States and northern Mexico. The lizard is diurnal and fast-moving ground-dweller. It is often seen foraging or basking in the sun during mid-morning or late afternoon.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Family Teiidae
    Genus Aspidoscelis
    Scientific Name Aspidoscelis uniparens

    Size 6.9 cm to 13.7 cm
    Color Olive or brown body color with faint blue or gray on the tail
    Distribution Southwestern United States, northern Mexico
    Habitat Desert and semi-desert grasslands, low valleys
    Diet Insects and termites
    Hibernation Fact Hibernate during the cold months of fall and winter
    Predators Birds, coyotes, snakes, other lizards
    Breeding Season Spring
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying); Parthenogenetic
    Clutch Size 1 to 4 eggs
    Incubation Period Around 2 months
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on September 5th 2017 by under Lizards. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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