curly tail lizard for Clive (cfulton) by danapommet ()
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Turns out to be a "curly tail lizard" thanks to Dglyman.
I really liked Clive's skink posting, so I went into my files for a local skink. I checked Wikipedia and could not find anything like this photo so I'm guessing that locals have tagged this lizard as a skink and it may not be. So it turns out to be a "curly tail lizard".
There are presently 28 species. Leiocephalus is the only genus in the family Leiocephalidae This one is about 5 inches (13 cm). The tail goes up as danger approaches and it is a sign that s/he is about to run.
Thanks for stopping by, taking a peak and for all your previous comments.
Image Comments (29)
Nice photo, but your lizard it is generally known as a curly tail lizard not a skink. A skink almost looks like a snake except that it has legs albeit very short legs and they are generally very darkly colored but look gorgeous if you can catch them in the sun.