Little Hummocks Lizard

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Little Hummocks Lizard

Post by kepPNW » June 3rd, 2020, 7:08 am

Is this a juvenile northern alligator lizard? Doesn't really seem to match photos I've found online, but not seeing anything else matching even remotely closer. Hopefully the leaves and litter provide some scale. Dude wasn't more than 8" long or so, and not much thicker than a pencil.

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Re: Little Hummocks Lizard

Post by adamschneider » June 3rd, 2020, 1:49 pm

It does look like an alligator lizard. Did you browse the photos on CaliforniaHerps.com? They might have photos of young ones.

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Re: Little Hummocks Lizard

Post by retired jerry » June 3rd, 2020, 2:30 pm

How cute, looks like the GEICO Gecko :)

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Re: Little Hummocks Lizard

Post by kepPNW » June 3rd, 2020, 2:45 pm

adamschneider wrote:
June 3rd, 2020, 1:49 pm
It does look like an alligator lizard. Did you browse the photos on CaliforniaHerps.com? They might have photos of young ones.
I wasn't aware of that site, thanks! I'm leaning now towards that being what it was, from photos on this page...

http://californiaherps.com/lizards/page ... cipis.html

Something else I'd read implied the one we saw was small for the species, but that page also says...

E. c. principis is a small subspecies, usually less than 4 inches long (10.1 cm.)

...which would meant this one was actually pretty hefty. Maybe I misjudged length. Sucker was quick! Hmmm...

retired jerry wrote:
June 3rd, 2020, 2:30 pm
How cute, looks like the GEICO Gecko :)
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Re: Little Hummocks Lizard

Post by kepPNW » June 6th, 2020, 9:45 am

adamschneider wrote:
June 3rd, 2020, 11:44 pm
CaliforniaHerps has a PNW section too: http://www.californiaherps.com/noncal/n ... cipis.html
Yes, it was some photos from that page that pushed me towards believing that's what was seen. Thanks again! :)
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