Saturday, August 9, 2014


Photos by Ned Harris 8/3/2014

Click on these photos to see what I mean! Both are Zebra-tailed lizards. I'm reasonable sure that the top photo is of a male. The two stripes near the 'armpit' are more defined. (They're covered by his elbow in this shot, but you can still see traces.) The stripes on the tail are much more prominent in males, too.
The photo below shows only the barest hint of 'armpit' stripes. That indicates a female in an individual of this size. You'll also note the orange color under the 'chin' and 'armpit.' That indicates she's carrying fertilized eggs. Wouldn't it be exciting to see tiny lizards emerging from eggs? Let's be on the lookout!

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