An adult giant ameiva, Ameiva ameiva. Ameivas are related to the whiptail lizards. This species is native to the grasslands of tropical South America and Panama, but has been introduced to several locations around the Caribbean Sea by human activity. This animal was photographed in Florida.
James Harding (photographer; copyright holder; identification), Michigan State University
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