Bleached Earless Lizard
The infamous and rare, bleached earless lizard (Holbrookia maculata ruthveni) - a lizard with an evolutionary adaptation to living on the white gypsum sand dunes on White Sands (the largest gypsum sand dune desert in the world). This beautiful member of the Phrynosomatid lizard family has evolved white scales to enable it to blend in with the white gypsum sands. I wouldn't have seen it if it hadn't moved.
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- 6000x4000 / 11.1MB
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- Contained in galleries
- Spiny Desert Lizards and Their Allies (Phrynosomatidae)