News from the Field 6 November 2014!
New Discovery of spiny lizard – Sceloporus chrysostictus.
Yesterday the Field Team discovered a species of spiny lizard or Sceloporus… it was identified as the Yucatan spiny scaled lizard – Sceloporus chrysostictus.
The Field Team found just one individual which unfortunately evaded having its photo taken… but we are confident this is a positive ID.
That means that Sceloporus chrysostictus is a NEW RECORD for the Laguna del Tigre National Park!!!
On a previous expedition in 2013, the Field Team did find another species of spiny lizard, Sceloporus teapensis… the rose bellied spiny scaled lizard and we do have a photo of that one.
We are super excited about this latest find! Now we have not only a new discovery for Indigo Expeditions (the painted treefrog) but now a new discovery for the National Park (Sceloporus chrysostictus).