Coastal whiptail lizard seen along the Strawberry Peak Trail in the San Gabriel Mountains while mountain biking.
she's a big one, close to a foot long
One seen under oaks in southwest side (Oak Grove portion) of Park.
Found by Nat Camp Animal Extremes!
Pics on big camera, will follow later.
Teiidae is a family of lizards native to the Americas, generally known as whiptails. The group includes the parthenogenic genera Cnemidophorus and Aspidoscelis, and the non-parthenogenic Tupinambis. It has over 230 member species in ten genera. About 75% of the species are in two dominant genera, Aspidoscelis and Cnemidophorus.