Racerunners (family Teiidae
) have large hind legs and toes.
The Six-lined Racerunner
, Cnemidophorus sexlineatus sexlineatus
, is found in undeveloped dry habitats, including coastal dunes, throughout the state. It is brown with six yellow stripes running the length of its body. Juveniles have bright blue tails. Adult males are light blue under the head and throat. It reaches a maximum length of 9.5". It is very active on hot days and most often during the warmest part of the day. At night and on cold days, it stays underground. It is sometimes called the Whiptail Lizard.
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