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Carmen Island Zebra-tailed Lizard (Callisaurus draconoides carmenensis)

Created: September 23rd, 2014 - 01:45 AM
Last Modified: September 23rd, 2014 - 11:25 PM
Entered by: Will Flaxington
Record 201797
Country:
Mexico
State:
Baja California Sur
County:
Loreto
Time:
2014-09-14 16:40:00
Qty:
1
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Male
Method:
Visual encounter
Habitat:
Central Gulf Coast Region* on beach
Body Temperature:
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Air Temperature:
96.00F
Ground Temperature:
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Humidity:
36%
Sky Conditions:
Variable
Moon Phase:
Waning Gibbous
Elevation:
3.00ft
Barometric Pressure:
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Notes

Common on beach and inland dunes.

*For definition of Central Gulf Coast Region, see GRISMER, L.L., 2002. Amphibians and Reptiles of Baja California, Including Its Pacific Islands and Islands in the Sea of Cort├ęs. Berkeley: University of California Press.

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Comments

Posted by Brian Hinds-AKA Fundad on Sep 23, 2014 at 11:46 AM

Bummer about Odile, but sounds like you made a good trip out of it..

Posted by Will Flaxington on Sep 23, 2014 at 11:31 AM

Brian, the common name used here "Carmen Island" Zebra-tailed is deceiving. This subspecies does occupy Isla Carmen, but the great majority of its range is on mainland Baja. This specimen is from south of Loreto at Ensenada Blanca. I noticed Hypsiglena ochrorhyncha venusta has and equally misleading name: Islands Night Snake. I wanted to visit the islands, but Hurricane Odile, difficulty finding my target species (Bogertophis), and family kept me away from them this time.

Posted by Brian Hinds-AKA Fundad on Sep 23, 2014 at 07:26 AM

Its awesome you went to the island.