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Rainbow Whiptail

Rainbow Whiptails are lizards that are found in parts of both the Americas. These reptiles are known to reproduce both sexually, as well as parthenogenetically.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Subclass Diapsida
    Infraclass Lepidosauromorpha
    Superorder Lepidosauria
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Sauria
    Family Teiidae
    Genus Cnemidophorus
    Species C. lemniscatus
    Scientific Name Cnemidophoruslemniscatus


    Length 12 inches (30.5 cm)
    Coloration Combination of beige, green, blue, and black with white spots
    Distribution Central America, the Caribbean, and northern South America
    Habitat Forests, crevices, under rocks and stones and piles of dead leaves
    Diet Insectivorous
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    IUCN Conservation Status Not evaluated

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    Published on February 27th 2017 by under Lizards. Article was last reviewed on 28th August 2018.

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