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Deppe's Whiptail

(Cnemidophorus deppei)

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The Deppe's Whiptail is also called Seven-lined Racerunner. A small, slender lizard with narrow, pointed head and long toes; blackish or dark brown body, sometimes with pale green areas; 7 or 8 narrow cream-colored stripes down the back; to 8 cm (3 in), plus long tail. (Chisbala).


Northern Pacilic coastal sites; found in open areas, sandy spots with little vegetation, beach dunes.

Found in the following Parks:

Carara National Park.
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.

Deppe's Whiptail (Cnemidophorus deppei), Costa Rica