St. Christopher Ameiva

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St. Christopher Ameiva
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Lacertilia
Family: Teiidae
Genus: Ameiva
Species: A. erythrocephala
Daudin, 1802
Binomial name
Ameiva erythrocephala

The St. Christopher Ameiva (Ameiva erythrocephala) is a lizard species in the genus Ameiva. It is found on the Caribbean island of Sint Eustatius, and on Saint Kitts and Nevis, where it is more scarce.

Adult males reach a length of 135 mm snout-to-vent. Adults of both sexes have a dark olive-green dorsal surface, tinged with reddish-brown. Its head is more reddish, and its sides more pink. Its underside is blue-gray, with a peach-colored throat and chin separated by a darker region. Its flanks are spotted and marbled, and its back and sides have narrow stripes along its length that fade towards its tail.

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