Ameiva praesignis Dusky Ameiva
Also known as:
Giant Ameiva, Amazon Racerunner, Borriguerro Ameiva
This species was split from Ameiva ameiva in 2011. The ones in southern Florida were determined to be this new species.
Crandon Park, Key Biscayne, Miami-Dade County, FloridaMarch 6, 2004
Dusky Ameiva (Ameiva praesignis) Dusky Ameiva (Ameiva praesignis)
I ran across two of these colorful, speedy, and non-cooperative lizards while photographing Gray's Spiny-tailed Iguanas on the former grounds of the Crandon Park Zoo. Apparently this is another species that escaped from its former cages and has since formed a long-term population.
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