Rainbow whiptail

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Rainbow whiptail
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Rainbow whiptail (Cnemidophorus lemniscatus), Tayrona National Natural Park, Magdalena Department, Colombia
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Teiidae
Genus: Cnemidophorus
Species: C. lemniscatus
Binomial name
Cnemidophorus lemniscatus
(Linnaeus, 1758)

The rainbow whiptail (Cnemidophorus lemniscatus) is a species of lizard found in Central America, the Caribbean, and northern South America. It has also been introduced in Florida and has established populations there.[1] A rainbow whiptail grows up to approximately 12 inches (30.5 cm).

Both sexually reproducing and parthenogenetic populations are known.[1]


  1. ^ a b Cnemidophorus lemniscatus at the Reptarium.cz Reptile Database. Accessed 14 November 2014.