Category: reptiles

Tortuga Golfina (Lepidochelys olivácea)

The olive ridley turtle is considered the most abundant sea turtle species in the world and is also the smallest species in the Cheloniidae family. It is characterized by having an almost circular shell, with a length that goes from 67.6 cm to 78 cm; its width is about 90% of its straight length. In […]

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Zebra-tailed lizard (Callisaurus draconoides)

It is a moderately sized lizard; males have a length of 6.7 – 9.9 cm and females 6.7 to 8.7 cm. This species is adapted to live in the sand and deserts. Their legs are relatively long and they have a thin body.   Habitat: This species is active in open spaces with sand, gravel […]

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Coachwhip snake Masticophis flagellum)

  They are thin-bodied snakes with small heads and large eyes with round pupils. They vary greatly in color, but most reflect a camouflage appropriate to their natural habitat. They are usually light brown with darker brown mottling, but in western Texas, where the soil color is lighter, they are also pink; there are some […]

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Mojave Rattlesnake (Crotalus scutulatus)

They are medium-sized, heavy-bodied snakes. They generally measure from 45 cm to 90 cm. The longest known are around 130 cm. The background color of these snakes can be greenish gray, olive brown, yellowish green or brown. The color depends on the environment. The spots on the back are diamond-shaped or oval to hexagonal and […]

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Sidewinder rattlesnake (Crotalus cerastes)

  It is a viper that reaches the 50 cm to 80 cm of total length, with some records of specimens reaching up to 82.4 cm, where females reach the greatest lengths, unlike other species of rattlesnakes. Their most distinctive feature are the cairns-shaped scales, pointed and upward, which give them the name of “hornets”, […]

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