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Mystery lizard!

Post  Sylvias on Mon Dec 19, 2011 4:46 pm

so customer brought in a lizard that they found inside one of those fire starter logs... yeah... very cold and oddly FAT. so i brought it home! Very Happy It's so cute... looks like a giant fence lizard o.o never seen one this big and doesn't have the colors on the stomach that fence lizards have.... but judging by the bulge in the tail i'd guess male....
So have at it!
What am I???
First guess from a trusted source is European wall lizard


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Re: Mystery lizard!

Post  Evilwezal on Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:16 pm

Interesting, might find out were those starter fire logs are made. Prolly came from that region. I thought EURO Wall Lizards were green w/spots? Great find tho cheers

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Post  Sylvias on Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:22 pm

lol he came back later and said he really screwed up cause he just barely glanced at the pic (may he's not so trusted after all XD ) and after a closer look is now thinking eastern fence lizard
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Re: Mystery lizard!

Post  Snakeman on Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:40 pm

Sylvias,

It's not a Podarcis sp. (Wall Lizard) although they can be partially green or brown, it

looks nothing like a Wall Lizard.

It does not appear to have a partial fold and assuming it has ear openings, it's a

species of Sceloporus, probably Sceloporus olivaceus (Texas Spiny Lizard).

Males usually have a very light blue area, not bordered in black, on each side of their

belly, but not always.

Unless your hand is small, it's too big to be an Eastern Fence Lizard (Sceloporus

undulatus) or any other subspecies of Fence Lizard.

However, if it is a Fence Lizard, there will be a dark line running along the rear surface

of the thighs.

I couldn't tell in the pictures.

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Post  Sylvias on Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:56 pm

most id's seem to be agreeing on texas spiny
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Post  tandy on Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:38 pm

Too cool. What a great present!

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Post  Sylvias on Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:17 am

I have decided to name him sparky Smile
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Post  Snakeman on Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:34 am

Cool name and very appropriate.

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Post  Shadraak on Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:12 am

any new pictures of the guy?

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