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Plateau Striped Whiptail  - Aspidoscelis velox

(Springer, 1928)

(= Cnemidophorus velox)





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Native to northern Arizona and New Mexico, southern Utah, and southwestern
Colorodo, and introduced to Jefferson County, Oregon, probably in the 1960s.

Plateau Striped Whiptail Plateau Striped Whiptail Plateau Striped Whiptail
Juvenile female,
Jefferson County, Oregon
Adult female,
Jefferson County, Oregon
Adult female,
Jefferson County, Oregon
Plateau Striped Whiptail Plateau Striped Whiptail  
Juvenile female, with partially-shed skin, Jefferson County, Oregon  
   
Habitat
Plateau Striped Whiptail habitat Plateau Striped Whiptail habitat  
Habitat, 2000 ft., Jefferson County Habitat (on top of plateau) 2000 ft., Jefferson County  
     
Short Videos
Plateau Striped Whiptail Plateau Striped Whiptail  
Adult Whiptails in Arizona, foraging, digging for food, and defecating. An adult whiptail, digging in a hole, stops and slowly waves its arms and tail in a strange behavior I can't explain.



 
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