• J.B. Lemmon, the botanist, has been in Arizona and brought with him on his return to Oakland, a curious reptile... Phoenix Herald, June 18, 1880
  • It was captured near Phoenix by a chief of the Maricopa Indians, by the aid of a small lasso made from a pocket rope... Phoenix Herald, June 18, 1880
  • It is 19 inches long, six inches around the body, has a thick tail like a kangaroo and weighs two pounds. Phoenix Herald, June 18, 1880


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