ABUNDANTE EN LAS AREAS ABIERTAS DE MATORRAL XEROFILO
Located in a semi-clearing in a dry tropical forest, and within meters of a seasonal river (dry).
Salient feature: iridescent green side stripes.
Salient behavior: attracted to sound and moving disturbance. Although positioned with 2 meters of the iguana, when a small pebble was thrown nearby to move the creature, it moved TOWARD the object thrown, not away.
Santa Cruz County, Arizona, US
Cochise County, Arizona, US
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.