Abòlò (Ameiva fuscata) (Teiidae) (C)

A large ground lizard most common along the coastal fringe of Dominica within a mile of the sea. On average 8 to 12 inches in length; males larger than females. Its colour mainly mottled grey and brown with an uneven band of turquoise spots along both sides of its body. In juveniles this appears as a light stripe. Once stewed by the Caribs to cure certain ailments.




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