Ameiva erythrocephala

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

Ameiva erythrocephala, the St. Christopher ameiva, 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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