St. Christopher ameiva

St. Christopher ameiva

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Pholidoscelis erythrocephalus

The St. Christopher ameiva (Pholidoscelis erythrocephalus ) is a lizard species in the genus Pholidoscelis. It is found on the Caribbean island of Sint Eustatius, and on Saint Kitts and Nevis, where it is more scarce.

Appearance

Adult males reach a length of 13.5 cm (5.3 in) snout-to-vent. Adults of both sexes have a dark olive-green dorsal surface, tinged with reddish brown. Its head is more reddish and its sides more pink. Its underside is blue-gray, with a peach-colored throat and chin separated by a darker region. Its flanks are spotted and marbled, and its back and sides have narrow stripes along its length that fade towards its tail.

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References

1. St. Christopher ameiva Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Christopher_ameiva
2. St. Christopher ameiva on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/50009799/121640780

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