While we have a cold, dreary rain here: a photo of brighter, hotter
This is from September 2007. It is a desert spiny lizard (
magister) on a desert willow (
Cueva. I'd appreciate it if someone could
identify this lizard. It is about 5 inches (12cm) long.
UPDATE: thanks to a tip from Kevin, I think I have ID'ed the little guy...
It appears to be a greater earless lizard: Cophosaurus texanus.
Thank you and well done to everyone who had a bash at identifying Ermentrude. For the most part, you were correct: Ermentrude was indeed an iguanian, and within Iguania a tropidurid... or tropidurine... I mean liolaemid... or liolaemine, or liolaemin.. and, within that group, a species of the…
Went for a Sunday drive. Saw this:
White Sands National Monument
Drove a little farther, saw this:
You might have guessed, I did not take the first picture. It is aview
from Earth orbit. The second picture, I did take; it is a
view through my windshiled. The two…