Tiger Whiptail Lizard . by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 24 June 2020; published on 2 July 2020
Location: Los Angeles County, California

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • Photos by Alice

Dear Ones,

Here is a video of a Tiger Whiptail lizard (Aspidoscelis tigris). Some whiptail species are parthenogenetic … female lizards that lay unfertilized eggs. These have been nicknamed Amazon warriors. By the by, I read that the boa constrictor, monitor lizard, and Komodo dragon can also reproduce parthenogenetically, as can such insects as bees, ants, and aphids.

I see when the faint noise of a high-flying airplane is heard on the video, the Tiger Whiptail lizard seems to feel pain (judging from the change in its eye and in the tilt of its head) and then places its left hand twice beside its left tympanic membrane (its lizard ear). I figure that might be an attempt to muffle the sound.

As there are no words in the video, the Summary contains only photos …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Photos by Alice

Image: “Tiger Whiptail (Aspidoscelis tigris) 1: Head,” by Alice B. Clagett, 24 June 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Tiger Whiptail (Aspidoscelis tigris) 1: Head,” by Alice B. Clagett, 24 June 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Tiger Whiptail (Aspidoscelis tigris) 2: Toes of Back Foot,” by Alice B. Clagett, 24 June 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Tiger Whiptail (Aspidoscelis tigris) 2: Toes of Back Foot,” by Alice B. Clagett, 24 June 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Tiger Whiptail (Aspidoscelis tigris) 3: Hears Faint Airplane Sound; Eye and Head Tilt Change,” by Alice B. Clagett, 24 June 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Tiger Whiptail (Aspidoscelis tigris) 3: Hears Faint Airplane Sound; Eye and Head Tilt Change,” by Alice B. Clagett, 24 June 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Tiger Whiptail (Aspidoscelis tigris) 4: Muffles Tympanic Membrane (Its Ear),” by Alice B. Clagett, 24 June 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Tiger Whiptail (Aspidoscelis tigris) 4: Muffles Tympanic Membrane (Its Ear),” by Alice B. Clagett, 24 June 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Tiger Whiptail (Aspidoscelis tigris) 5: Muffles Tympanic Membrane (Its Ear) a Second Time,” by Alice B. Clagett, 24 June 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Tiger Whiptail (Aspidoscelis tigris) 5: Muffles Tympanic Membrane (Its Ear) a Second Time,” by Alice B. Clagett, 24 June 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0

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In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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just for fun, lizards, Tiger Whiptails, Aspidoscelis tigris, lizard hearing, lizard tympanic membrane, nature, photos by Alice, macrobiology, reptiles,

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