13 thoughts on “Help Identify a Mystery Lizard

  1. My first thought was also capito but I’m not entirely convinced. Maybe do some comparisons with available specimens? I’m wondering if it could be a nitens-thing. A couple reason: most capito I’ve seen have had longer tails and the end tends to be bulbous, which I can’t see clearly in these photos.

      1. Didn’t realize it was a contest, was only trying to help identify! In any case, I do think it is probably capito. Given the history of the museum, it’s possible that it could be one of those South American things but unlikely.

  2. Guys, I have never seen A. capito, but this color pattern and the scales of the head of this specimen remind me the species from the chrysolepis group. Specially because I had access to specimens from Kansas: one specimen was A. bombiceps and another one was A. scypheus. I can´t go much further with this picture, so how about trying the key to the species? :-)

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