Skink. Found amongst rengarenga, Arthropodium bifurcatum.
Tiny lizard in a big world.
Periferia Presa Constitución 1917. San Juan del Río, Querétaro.
Laura Uribe, Grupo Vasconcelos.
Found at Alta Loma Park in SoCal.
Lizards are a widespread group of squamate reptiles, with approximately 6,000 species, ranging across all continents except Antarctica, as well as most oceanic island chains. The group, traditionally recognized as the suborder Lacertilia, is defined as all extant members of the Lepidosauria (reptiles with overlapping scales) that are neither sphenodonts (i.e., tuatara) nor snakes – they form an evolutionary grade. While the snakes are recognized as falling phylogenetically within the Toxicofera clade from which they evolved,...