Western Whiptail- adult
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Western Whiptail (also known as Great Basin Whiptail) Aspidoscelis tigris
spotted in Pine Creek of Red Rocks, Nevada in spring 2007.
These lizards are difficult to approach. They are capable of quick bursts of speed into thick brush or holes.
Their tail can reach up to two times the length of their body.
This species ranges from Northcentral Oregon, southern Idaho, south through California and Nevada to Baja California, east Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, and west Texas up to 7,000 ft. (2,130 m).