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Can you please help me to identify?

Postby paomaldo » Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:41 pm

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Hi!
Can someone help me to identify this little guy? I'm totally new to them. I need fully tips, information, everything.thanks a lot!
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Re: Can you please help me to identify?

Postby alichamp » Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:29 pm

Hi, that's not a blue tongue lizard, I can tell you that much.
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Re: Can you please help me to identify?

Postby paomaldo » Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:45 am

alichamp wrote:Hi, that's not a blue tongue lizard, I can tell you that much.


Thanks!
He has a little dark blue tongue. How can I know what type is?
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Re: Can you please help me to identify?

Postby Scincus » Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:25 pm

Did you catch him outside or purchase him from someone?
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Re: Can you please help me to identify?

Postby paomaldo » Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:52 pm

I catch it outside in the woods near my summer house, because I want to know exactly the type, cause the people around here are telling me that they are dangerous because they have blue tongue and others told me that they are not. So I want to be sure so I can know how to take care of them and educate the people around here so they don't kill them.
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Re: Can you please help me to identify?

Postby jdheff1982 » Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:10 pm

Can you provide us with a more specific location other than just Mexico? There are 1000's of species of lizards in Mexico alone. Knowing where you found the lizard will help us narrow the pool of lizards down.

Thanks!

EDIT: Did a little digging. Looks like it could be part of the sceloporus genus of spiny and swift lizards. At least the ones pictured in this website look similar. http://www.reptilesmagazine.com/Wild-Lizards/North-American-Lizards-Of-The-Sceloporus-Genus/
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Re: Can you please help me to identify?

Postby paomaldo » Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:16 pm

Of course, it was in Donato Guerra, Estado de México in the Woods. Thanks a lot in advance!
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Re: Can you please help me to identify?

Postby jdheff1982 » Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:12 am

paomaldo wrote:Of course, it was in Donato Guerra, Estado de México in the Woods. Thanks a lot in advance!


Man, I've spent some time researching this lizard you found and I cannot find an exact match. I can find lizards that have similar features, but nothing 100%.

As another has said, what you have is not a skink. Most of the North American skinks have smooth skin/scales and are not very big compared to the Australian variety. I don't believe it's a spiny lizard either. From what I have seen, the scales on spiny lizards are pointy, while the one pictured hardly has anything called pointy. I thought it might be an alligator lizard, but nope. The snout on the one picture is blunt. Alligator lizards are elongated and have more detailed eyes. Only source I have found thus far is coming from Wikipedia. So, I am certain there are species missing from their list.

I would try contacting the University of Texas. They have a herpetolgy department which could include Mexican species, too. You might try contacting someone from this page: https://integrativebio.utexas.edu/component/cobalt/category-items/1-directory/7-integrative-biology?Itemid=1224.

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Re: Can you please help me to identify?

Postby paomaldo » Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:59 am

Thank you very very much!
I will contact them.
It was very handy all your information and insights.
Best regards from Mexico,
Paola
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Re: Can you please help me to identify?

Postby Kryb » Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:21 am

Hi,
I am pretty sure it's a Abronia spec, there are lots of sub spec in Mexico and central america
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Re: Can you please help me to identify?

Postby paomaldo » Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:45 am

Thanks a lot!!! Best regards

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