Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

AMNH Subway Art #55

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I think this is a whiptail lizard, Cnemidophorus species (can you name the species?)
as portrayed in tiles on the stairway of the NYC subway stop (A-B-C)
at 81st and Central Park West. (ISO, no zoom, no flash).

Image: GrrlScientist 2008. [wallpaper size].

Read more about the AMNH tile artworks and see the AMNH tile artworks photographic archives — with all the animals identified.


  1. #1 JPS
    February 29, 2008

    The physical form is a whiptail lizard, but I don’t know if there are any solid green ones. I’ve surfed the internet and haven’t found an answer. My first impression was a baby iguana, but that may just be due to my experience in the pet trade. Iguanas are very common in the pet trade and whiptails much less so.

  2. #2 carel
    February 29, 2008

    The tail looks like a whiptail, but the body scales are too big. I’d have to say that it looks more like a hatchling Knight Anole (Anolis equestris) than anything else.

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