Wild Florida Photo - Cnemidophorus sexlineatus

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Cnemidophorus sexlineatus

SIX-LINED RACERUNNER

Synonym: Aspidoscelis sexlineatus

Florida native

 

A very fast lizard found in open woods and grasslands throughout much of Florida except for the southern peninsula. The range extends throughout much of the southeastern United States, throughout the great plains west into Texas to Wyoming, and northeast into Rhode Island.
This lizard is slender, 20 cm (8 in.) long, with a wedge shaped, pointed snout. Head, body and tail are dark brown with six thin stripes, usually yellow but can vary from nearly white to light brown and sometimes blue. Males have a blue wash underneath, females are white below. Juveniles have a blue tail.

 
Cnemidophorus sexlineatus is a member of the Teiidae - Whiptails & Tegus family.
 

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Aug 06, 2010









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