Orange-throated whiptail is a species of lizard found in the United States and Mexico. The species is diurnal. The lizard has a unique jerking gait.
|Scientific Name||Aspidoscelis hyperythra|
|Size||5–7.2 cm (2.0–2.8 in)|
|Color||Black, brown, or gray upper surface with five or six light-colored stripes; whitish-yellow or cream underside; throat is orange (females and juveniles may lack it) while the head is yellow-brown to olive|
|Distribution||United States (southern California), Mexico (Baja California and Baja California Sur)|
|Habitat||Areas with coarse soil in open coastal sage scrub vegetation, open chaparral, along edges of open, dry, riparian areas, along trails, rocky hillsides bordering arroyos, lower slopes of foothills|
|Diet||Variety of small arthropods particularly termites|
|Predators||Snakes, predatory birds, raccoons, skunks|
|Breeding Season||Spring and summer|
|Mode of Reproduction||Oviparous (egg laying)|
|Clutch Size||Around 2 eggs|
|Incubation Period||Around 2 months|
|IUCN Conservation Status||Least Concern|
Orange-Throated Whiptail Pictures Gallery
Published on September 6th 2017 by staff under Lizards. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.
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