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Six-lined Racerunner

Cnemidophorus sexlineatus

Six-lined Racerunners are a type of whiptail lizard. They are incredibly fast and can reach speeds up to 18 mph which is how they got their name. They can lose their tails in order to get away from predators, but when the tail grows back its not as colorful and its made of cartilage . They are diurnal and are most active in the morning and evening. Racerunners will take refuge in burrows at night, and when threatened by a predator.? The females lay a clutch of 1-6 eggs in the summer, and the babies hatch throughout June and September. Six lined Racerunners diet is made up of a variety of insects and arachnids.