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Postby Bushviper » Mon Sep 25, 2006 6:12 pm

On behalf of Kentbra who placed this in the wrong category

What do you think of these.
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Here ia another shot
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And here is a third one.
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These are real good lookicking chicks, don´t you think

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Postby elapid » Mon Sep 25, 2006 6:18 pm

Amazing looking Lizards.

Kent can you tell us a bit about them?
Im sure alot of us here dont know what they are, and where they come from.

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Postby Hellemar » Mon Sep 25, 2006 6:26 pm

Hi...


As I said to Kent earlier today - if I had been more into lizards and if I had a bigger vallet, those would have been mine... They are absolutley stunning !



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Postby Pythonodipsas » Mon Sep 25, 2006 6:45 pm

That is beautiful !!!


Never seen anything really like it, although it looks morphologically similar to the American Alligator Lizards of the genus Gerrhonotus. Maybe its a South American form I've never seen. Let us know
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Postby kentbra » Mon Sep 25, 2006 6:58 pm

You are getting close there pythonodipsas.
Any one else like to give a shoot.
Hellemar is not invited, since I told him what it is.

Here is some info that might help you.
The genera comes from cloud forests at high elevations in Central America, mainly Mexico and Guatemala. There are about 26 species known to Science depending on who you ask, and they are live bearing, producing a single litter each year.
In the wild they are mostly arboreal and live in the trees, although I have found specimens on the ground too and in rotting wood, or moss. The trees they live on are typically covered with moss, ferns, orchids and most importantly…bromeliads. They use the bromeliads as micro-habitat for humidity, water, shelter and food source. They are found at high elevations, usually 1500 – 2500 meters and will thrive best in a climate that has a strong night time temperature drop.
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Postby Pythonodipsas » Mon Sep 25, 2006 7:10 pm

Google is my friend!

I did a little bit of searching on Alligator Lizards and I came up with Abronia smithi??

Fascinating lizard!
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Postby kentbra » Mon Sep 25, 2006 7:31 pm

Abronia Gramminea is the correct specis.
They cost 1,500 US$ each for C/B juveniles in USA.
But they are woth every dollar.
Unfortunaly I can not afford to keep such animals.

So they are for sale.

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Postby arcadies » Mon Sep 25, 2006 7:39 pm

really really kewl! i want them :D i wish i could afford them
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Postby froot » Mon Sep 25, 2006 10:43 pm

Stunning lizards there Kentbra. Thanks for sharing.
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Postby Ken Bartenfeld » Tue Sep 26, 2006 6:28 am

Id love to work with them...who has them?

I love the abronia species.
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