Scientific name : Aspidoscelis gypsi/Cnemidophorus gypsi
Family : Teiidae
Native to : United States
Conservation status : Vulnerable
The little white whiptail is found exclusively in the White Sands region of New Mexico, United States. Its powerful legs, long neck and tail and a body covered in scales are all well suited for a desert lifestyle and for foraging insects. They live inside burrows to avoid the cold winters and hot summers.