Giant whiptail

The giant whiptail (Aspidoscelis motaguae) is a species of teiid lizard native to Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua.[2] It has also been introduced to Florida in the United States where it is considered an invasive species.[3]

Giant whiptail
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Teiidae
Genus: Aspidoscelis
A. motaguae
Binomial name
Aspidoscelis motaguae
(Sackett, 1941)


  1. ^ Canseco-Márquez, L.; Muñoz-Alonso, A.; Ariano, D. (2013). "Aspidoscelis motaguae". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2013: e.T64277A3134298. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-2.RLTS.T64277A3134298.en. Retrieved 18 November 2021.
  2. ^ Aspidoscelis motaguae at the Reptile Database. Accessed 12 June 2019.
  3. ^ a joint project of University of Georgia - Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health, USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA Forest Service, USDA Identification Technology Program, and USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Downloaded on 12 June 2019.