Whiptail lizards are a fairly ordinary-looking bunch, but some species are among the strangest animals around. You might not be able to work out why at first glance, but looking at their genes soon reveals their secret - they're all female, every single one. A third of whiptails have done away with…
Weep for the poor creatures.
But note the steely glint of vengeance in the eye of their living compatriots.
(Also on FtB)
tags: whiptail lizard, Cnemidophorus species, subway art, AMNH, NYC, NYCLife
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).
In the White Sands National Park of New Mexico, there are three species of small lizard that all share white complexions. In the dark soil of the surrounding landscapes, all three lizards wear coloured coats with an array of hues, stripes and spots. Colours would make them stand out like a beacon…