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San Joaquin Fence Lizard

Sceloporus occidentalis biseriatus

Description:

This beautiful lizard was doing push ups displaying the bright metallic blue color underside. Now with a correct ID

Habitat:

On granite rocks in pine forest in Sequoia National Park


1 Species ID Suggestions

Western Fence Lizard
Sceloporus occidentalis Western fence lizard


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20 Comments

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 6 years ago

Gracias Augusto.

Blue is always amazin!!! cool

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 7 years ago

Thanks Sachin

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 7 years ago

Thank you Sophia

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 7 years ago

nice,,

Amazing little guy

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 7 years ago

Thanks Daniel D Parson, I wonder why they call it blue belly ha ha.

daniel.dparsons
daniel.dparsons 7 years ago

The lizard is also called a blue belly

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 7 years ago

Thank you Cindy

Gorgeous lizard! I believe the subspecies found in this area is Sceloporus occidentalis biseriatus - San Joaquin Fence Lizard. http://www.californiaherps.com/lizards/p...

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 7 years ago

Thank you Niel Dazet and Emma for the ID.

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 7 years ago

Thank you Carol, Gerardo and Ismael

NeilDazet
NeilDazet 7 years ago

Emma - I'm not familiar enough with western reptiles to get down to the subspecies level with western fence lizards. :) This web page may help with the ID of this lizard, as it shows a western fence lizard with a blue dewlap. http://www.californiaherps.com/identific... Because of the spotting location, it is not a granite spiny. It could also possibly be a Sagebrush Lizard, S. graciousus. I'm more familiar with the eastern US reptiles - these western species can be confusing! :)

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

Neil,we have millions of Western Fence Lizards, but this one id different and very gorgeous!! Also they do push ups ,but I have never seen a dew lap except in one which I ID'd as another subspecies. I will post the link in the following comment. Maybe you could check the ID out too!Thanks!

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 7 years ago

Stunning!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 7 years ago

Thank you Neil

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 7 years ago

This one rocks!

NeilDazet
NeilDazet 7 years ago

Luis - great spotting! Those colors are fantastic. Just a few days ago I put up a spotting of a lizard with blue on his throat, and commented about the pushup behavior. In the comments on my spotting, there is a YouTube link to a funny video that shows this behavior. http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/116...

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 7 years ago

Love the blue! Congrats on your 450th spot

LuisStevens
Spotted by
LuisStevens

California, USA

Lat: 36.04, Long: -118.39

Spotted on Jun 3, 2012
Submitted on Jun 13, 2012

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