Ameiva quadrilineata

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Four-lined ameiva
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Found in Costa Rica
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Teiidae
Genus: Ameiva
Species: A. quadrilineata
Binomial name
Ameiva quadrilineata
(Hallowell, 1861)[2]

Ameiva quadrilineata (four-lined ameiva or four-lined whiptail) is a species of whiptail lizard found in western Panama, Costa Rica, and southeast Nicaragua.[2]


Brown coloured with four light lines running down the back. Similar species, Ameiva festiva. Lives in open habitats. Juveniles have metallic-blue tails.[3]


  1. ^ IUCN (2016). "Holcosus quadrilineatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 7 December 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Ameiva quadrilineata, The Reptile Database
  3. ^ Ameiva quadrilineata, Lizards of Las Cruces Biological Station, Costa Rica

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