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Coastal Whiptail (Aspidoscelis tigris stejnegeri)
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Coastal Whiptail (Aspidoscelis tigris multiscutatus)

General Description: Coastal Whiptails (Aspidoscelis tigris stejnegeri) are a subspecies of the widespread Western Whiptail, differing from other subspecies by the spots on the sides (not bars) and the light throat with dark spots. Note also the fishnet pattern on the legs.

Taxonomy: Whiptail Lizard Family (Teiidae). Sometimes referred to as Aspidoscelis tigris multiscutatus. Formerly Western Whiptail.

Range: This subspecies occurs in southern California south into Baja California. This specimen was photographed at Palmdale, CA.

Western Whiptail (Aspidoscelis tigris)
Note spots on the sides; notvertical bars
Western Whiptail (Aspidoscelis tigris)
Notice spots on face

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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