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Need help IDing a lizard

Postby dbxander » Sat Jul 21, 2012 6:01 pm

Would love a little help with this one. Found this pair of lizards under a log on a hiking trail in panama city, fl. I assume they are male and female but what species? Is it exotic or nonnative?

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Postby JackBean » Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:53 am

Based on first picture I was about to guess rather something from Urodela http://www.biolib.cz/en/taxon/id305/
but on the second picture it really looks like some lizard. Maybe from the family Lacertidae http://www.biolib.cz/en/taxon/id354/ ?
http://www.biolib.cz/en/main/

Cis or trans? That's what matters.
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Postby dbxander » Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:34 am

Well I appreciate you responding. Unfortunately I could tell its not a newt or salamander, not with those toes or long tail. it was definitely a lizard. I also don't think its the second cause of the blue color or body shape. I believe Lacertidae has a more slender body with little difference from the head to midsection. Hence the reason I'm having difficulty. Its possible they aren't even the same species. I just assumed they were male and female cause they were so close together under the same small log.
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Postby Darby » Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:29 pm

Looks like it might be a young spiny-tailed iguana. They are a bit less spiky when young...

http://www.rossparkzoo.com/animals/spin ... iguana.htm
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