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Western Whiptail (Cnemidophorus tigris)
western whiptailDESCRIPTION: L=up to 4.5" (11.5cm) not including tail which can be longer than the body. Overall tan to gray with a network of dark markings and faint stripes down back. Like all whiptails, has a pointed snout and moves in a jerky fashion.
NATURAL HISTORY: Carnivorous, feeding on arthropods and other lizards. Diurnal. Lays eggs.

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