Cnemidophorus uniparens is a small lizard species found in the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. It is a slender, long-tailed lizard with a light gray or tan body and a dark brown or black head. It has a light-colored stripe running down its back and sides. It is typically found in dry, rocky habitats, such as desert scrub and grasslands. Its lifespan is typically 2-3 years, and its current population is stable.
Name Origin: Cnemidophorus uniparens is a species of lizard found in the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. The genus name Cnemidophorus is derived from the Greek words knemē, meaning "shin", and pherein, meaning "to carry". This is in reference to the lizard's habit of running on its hind legs. The species name uniparens is derived from the Latin words uni, meaning "one", and parens, meaning "parent". This is in reference to the fact that this species of lizard is viviparous, meaning that the young are born alive rather than hatching from eggs.
Related Species: Cnemidophorus inornatus, Cnemidophorus tigris, Cnemidophorus exsanguis, Cnemidophorus gularis, Cnemidophorus sexlineatus