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Plateau Striped Whiptail - Aspidoscelis velox

(Springer, 1928)

(= Cnemidophorus velox)
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Adult, Coconino County, Arizona Adult, Coconino County, Arizona Adult, missing most of tail, Coconino County, Arizona
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Foraging adult, Coconino County, Arizona
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Adult, Coconino County, Arizona Adult, Coconino County, Arizona
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Adult, Coconino County, Arizona Adult, Coconino County, Arizona 3 adults, Coconino County, Arizona
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Juvenile, Coconino County, Arizona
 
   
Habitat
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Habitat, Coconino County, Arizona
Habitat, Coconino County, Arizona
Habitat, Coconino County, Arizona
     
Short Videos
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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. It might have to do with thermoregulation.



 
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