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Chuckwalla Lizard


Chuckwalla Lizard
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Copyright: Ileana Nemeth (bojtorjan) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 19 W: 0 N: 19] (163)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-08
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Sony Alpha DSLR 350, Sony DT 18-70mm F3.5-5.6
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-09-15 17:39
Viewed: 3874
Points: 0
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Chuckwallas are large lizards found primarily in arid regions of the southwestern United States (Utah, Nevada, western Arizona, Baja California) and northern Mexico. They can grow up to 1.5 feet long.
Chuckwallas are noted for their wide, flattened midsections and prominent paunch. Their tails are also notably thick, tapering to a blunt tip. Loose folds of skin characterize the neck and sides of the body, which is covered in small, coarsely granular scales. Males are generally larger than females.


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