Holcosus quadrilineatus

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Holcosus quadrilineatus
Found in Costa Rica
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Teiidae
Genus: Holcosus
H. quadrilineatus
Binomial name
Holcosus quadrilineatus
(Hallowell, 1861)[2]
  • Ameiva quadrilineata
    Hallowell, 1861
  • Holcosus quadrilineatus
    Harvey et al., 2012

Holcosus quadrilineatus, also known commonly as the four-lined ameiva and the four-lined whiptail, is a species of lizard in the family Teiidae. The species is endemic to Central America.

Geographic range[edit]

H. quadrilineatus is found in western Panama, Costa Rica, and southeastern Nicaragua.[2]


H. quadrilineatus is brown-coloured, with four light lines running down the back. Juveniles have metallic-blue tails.[3]


H. quadrilineatus lives in open habitats.[3]


  1. ^ Vargas Álvarez, J.; García Rodríguez, A.; Batista, A.; Acosta Chaves, V. (2013). "Holcosus quadrilineatus ". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2013: e.T178482A1536343. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-2.RLTS.T178482A1536343.en. Retrieved 13 November 2021.
  2. ^ a b c Species Holcosus quadrilineatus at The Reptile Database www.reptile-database.org.
  3. ^ a b Ameiva quadrilineata, Lizards of Las Cruces Biological Station, Costa Rica

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