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Photo © Maggie Rufo, all rights reserved
Novato, CA (Google, OSM)
38.0849942938, -122.5573435809
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You cannot really tell by this photo, but this is the biggest one I've ever seen. It seemed at least a foot long. Very alligator-like!

Jun. 18, 2012 09:13:33 -0700
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Alligator Lizards - Photo (c) David Bygott, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
loarie's ID: Alligator Lizards (Genus Elgaria)

Cool! I can't tell northern v. southern from the picture, but I'll agree its an alligator lizard

Posted by loarie over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Alligator Lizards - Photo (c) David Bygott, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
magwhls's ID: Alligator Lizards (Genus Elgaria)
Posted by magwhls over 2 years ago (Flag)
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It's rear legs were quite reddish - like a brick-red.

Posted by magwhls over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Fat head and yellowish eyes suggest a Southern, but I'd want to see a closer shot of the head and maybe the ventral scales to be sure.

Posted by kueda over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Alligator Lizards - Photo (c) David Bygott, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
magwhls's ID: Alligator Lizards (Genus Elgaria)
Alligator Lizards - Photo (c) David Bygott, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
Community ID: Alligator Lizards (Genus Elgaria)
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