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New Mexico Whiptail

New Mexico Whiptail is a female-only lizard species (i.e., the species has no male), and is found in parts of North America.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Sauria
    Family Teiidae
    Genus Cnemidophorus
    Species C. neomexicanus
    Scientific Name Cnemidophorusneomexicanus


    Length 16.5 to 23 cm (6.5 to 9.1 in)
    Coloration Brown or black with 7 off white to yellow stripes from head down to tail
    Distribution Southern parts of the US (New Mexico and Arizona), and in northern Mexico’s Chihuahua
    Habitat Semi-arid areas like grassland, shrubland, rocky areas, or mountainside woodlands
    Diet Insectivorous
    Breeding Season Asexual reproduction
    Clutch Size Up to four eggs
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on February 27th 2017 by under Lizards. Article was last reviewed on 17th July 2018.

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