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Barred Whiptail

(Ameiva undulata)

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The Barred Whiptail is also called Rainbow Ameiva. Mid-sized brown or greenish brown lizard, sometimes with whitish stripes; sides brown, or dark brown, sometimes with vertical green-blue bars; to 10 cm (4 in), plus tail. (Chisbala).


Low elevation dry areas, northern Pacific slope; found on the ground in the leaf litter in forest and forest edge habitats; also in thickets, tree groves, and agricultural areas.

Found in the following Parks:

Carara National Park.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (Fotos).
Palo Verde National Park.
Santa Rosa Nacional Park.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

Barred Whiptail (Ameiva undulata), Costa Rica