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Split tail detail, unknown lizard

Description: A close-up of the tail of the unknown lizard seen near Elgin, TX

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User: elgintex (see all of elgintex's photos)
Views: 2715
Date: 07/22/04
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Image URL: https://gallery.kingsnake.com/data/67229tail19.jpg
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exoherps

Registered: 07/2004
Location: california
Photos Uplaoded: 45
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male

that happens sometimes when a lizard looses there tail.they'll grow a secont tail or sometimes even a third!if it would have lost its tail farther down...it could have grown 2 full tails! not just 2 ends. my friend used to have a leopard gecko with 3 full tails...it was crazy!
07-22-2004 04:08PM View exoherps's Profile Visit exoherps's Homepage! View exoherps's Gallery  

EyezSnake

Registered: 07/2004
Photos Uplaoded: 34
Comments Left: 0

it happens when a lizzard breaks it tail and it does not come completely off

it generates a new one overlooking the piece thats still hanging off
Rating: 2/5 
07-23-2004 03:28PM View EyezSnake's Profile View EyezSnake's Gallery  

reptile_gal

Registered: 07/2004
Photos Uplaoded: 370
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dont sweat the petty things, dont pet the sweaty things:)

That is so cool. And about the lizard I think it is a fence lizard of some sort. Where are you at? Rating: 5/5 
07-27-2004 05:43PM View reptile_gal's Profile View reptile_gal's Gallery  

elgintex

Registered: 07/2004
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I knew about tail regrowth, although the idea of a lizard with three intact tails is pretty bizarre.

As to my main question about the identity of the beast, it appears to be a Texas Spiny Lizard, based on photos of similar lizards that friends have sent.

Size, nature of scales, and habitat all seem to match as well. Its range includes Elgin, Texas, east of Austin, where we saw it.
07-27-2004 06:11PM View elgintex's Profile View elgintex's Gallery