Negev Desert lizard

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ewpreston
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Negev Desert lizard

Post by ewpreston » February 8th, 2018, 6:42 am

I was in Israel's Negev Desert last march and photographed this lizard. My internet searches didn't come up with anything that looked like this, but I'm sure it's not rare. Any suggestions on identification are appreciated.
Desert Lizard-01-2.jpg

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Paul Freed
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Re: Negev Desert lizard

Post by Paul Freed » February 8th, 2018, 8:42 am

Your lizard appears to be a Desert Agama, (Trapelus mutabilis pallidus), which is a somewhat common species from that region.
-Paul

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Re: Negev Desert lizard

Post by ewpreston » February 8th, 2018, 8:55 am

So it does. Thanks.

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