Lizards on the Loose exhibit, National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, Dubuque, IA
This baby had one tick with its snout buried in its neck, and another tick ready to dine as well.
Ejemplar juvenil de Coleonyx elegans de 15 cms de largo, encontrado en una zona de humedal junto a una huerta de cultivo ce cocotero.
Basking in ornamental bush. Imaged only. GTS 863. UTA DC 7316.
Two individuals (male/female?) basking in a ornamental bush. GTS 864 and 865. UTA DC 7317.
DOR. Imaged only. GTS 858.
DOR. Imaged only. GTS 859.
Dicephalic neonate found in a residential yard. GTS 861. VW ABC 015.
Found this juvenile wedged in between the curb and post of the old obstacle course. He nipped at me for a couple of times and I finally got to feel what a snake bite felt like. It really doesn't hurt and just feels like a paperclip falling down on you skin.
The Squamata, or the scaled reptiles, are the largest recent order of reptiles, comprising all lizards and snakes. With over 9,000 species, it is the second-largest order of vertebrates after the perciform fish. Members of the order are distinguished by their skins, which bear horny scales or shields. They also possess movable quadrate bones, making it possible to move the upper jaw relative to the braincase. This is particularly visible in snakes, which are able to...