Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Extra-long Whiptail

Photo by Peggy Wenrick 8/14/2012

We saw this extra-long whiptail (the tail extends a bit beyond the photo) on our post-arundo plant survey. It looks to me like one of the all-female species in the Sonoran Spotted / Gila Spotted group, but I welcome a trained eye. I know for sure that the tail is more than twice as long as the body!
Update: Turns out this is a young Giant (formerly called Canyon) Whiptail. Thanks, Fred and Mark!

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