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Elgaria multicarinata

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The Hawaii Department of Agriculture reports that illegal lizard was found roaming a Maui hotel hallway, captured by hotel staff on Feb. 3, 2011. It is not known how the lizard got to the hotel.  Elgaria multicarinata is native to southern Washington state to Baja California. 

Taxonomy & nomenclature

Elgaria multicarinata information from ITIS
The Integrated Taxonomic Information System ITIS provides authoritative taxonomic information on Elgaria multicarinata, as well as other plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.

In the news

Illegal lizard captured at Maui hotel
A foot-long alligator lizard was captured in a Maui hotel and turned over to the state Department of Agriculture (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 2/12/2011).

Illegal lizard found on Maui
An illegal alligator lizard (Elgaria multicarinata) was found roaming a hallway of a Maui hotel (Hawaii Department of Agriculture, 2/11/2011).

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