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    • Alligator Lizards and Legless Lizards
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    • Alicantes y parientes
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    • Anguidae

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Southern Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata

Observer

cspnl

Date

August 27, 2014 12:02 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Found another one, mostly hidden under throw rug, about 8 feet from dog's indoor food and water. This one didn't have a complete tail, looked healed over. Put in baggie; took outside near oregano and released. He crawled under some of the bark mulch and eventually went under the oregano to join the one released there about 1/2 hour ago. For size reference, the print from 20 to s in Dis, is 1 3/8 inch. (approximate snout to vent-with bend in body). The word DATE on baggie is 1/2 inch.

Photos / Sounds

What

Southern Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata

Observer

cspnl

Date

August 27, 2014 11:32 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Much smaller than little one observed outdoors on cinderblock wall recently. Found near baseboards about 8 ft from door; caught in baggie; released outside and he went to hide under oregano where others have been found recently. For size reference, the work Date, is 1/2 inch, approximately his size from eye to elbow. 2 Calendar squares measure 3 1/8 inches. This lizard has a whole tail.

Photos / Sounds

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What

lagarto alicante cuello rugoso Barisia rudicollis

Observer

cassini18

Date

December 22, 2008 11:57 PM CST

Place

Calpulalpan Tlaxcala (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

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What

southern alligator lizard Elgaria multicarinata

Observer

naturespotter

Date

August 25, 2014 03:55 PM PDT

Description

Lizard with re-grown tail. Photo by Joyce Tierney.

Photos / Sounds

What

Southern Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata

Observer

cspnl

Date

August 25, 2014 11:39 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Must be very young. Tail is almost twice as long as body. Wasn't afraid as I slowly put finger near him for size reference. Later he slowly walked up to the top of the wall. There is a planter behind the wall only about 6 inches to the other wall, with rocks tapering to ground level, CA poppies, lemon balm, flax, chrysanthemum, and zucchini squash for cover and/or host plants for food.

Photos / Sounds

What

Southern Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata

Observer

dominic

Date

August 24, 2014

Description

A few friends and I were exploring around a creek. I found this guy underneath some boards. The poor guys tail fell off right after he saw me too.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Northern Alligator Lizard Elgaria coerulea

Observer

tigerhawkvok

Date

August 24, 2014 02:05 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

southern alligator lizard Elgaria multicarinata

Observer

naturespotter

Date

August 23, 2014 03:17 PM PDT

Description

Juvenile lizard. Photo by Jessica McIntyre

Photos / Sounds

What

Southern Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata

Observer

tiwane

Date

August 22, 2014 11:01 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Southern Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata

Observer

natcamp4

Date

August 20, 2014 02:22 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Southern Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata

Observer

natcamp5

Date

August 20, 2014 02:16 PM PDT

Description

Near zoo exit

Photos / Sounds

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What

southern alligator lizard Elgaria multicarinata

Observer

naturespotter

Date

August 17, 2014 09:21 AM PDT

Description

Juvenile. Photo by Alicia

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Description from Wikipedia

Anguidae is a large and diverse family of lizards native to the northern hemisphere. The group includes the slowworms, glass lizards, and alligator lizards, among others. Anguidae is divided into three subfamilies and contains 94 species in eight genera. They have hard osteoderms beneath their scales, and many of the species have reduced or absent limbs, giving them a snake-like appearance, although others are fully limbed.

No range data available.