Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Kirch Lizards

While visiting a Parish Phacelia site near the Kirch WMA south of Lund, Nevada, I got to see several lizards that I never saw in Spring Valley. (I believe the name of the playa was Sunnyside playa, named after the nearby town.)

The first two pictures are of a Great Basin Whiptail (Cnemidophorus tigris), I believe. These guys were everywhere throughout the valley.

The last two pictures are of a Long-nosed Leopard Lizard (Gambelia wislizenii), I believe. The whiptail looks like it has a longer nose, but common names can be like that. I only found one of these guys. More information can be found here.

1 comment:

Kelly said...

Perhaps it just has a long nose, relative to other leopard lizards.