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San Joaquin Fence Lizard

Sceloporus occidentalis biseriatus


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


On granite rocks in pine forest in Sequoia National Park

1 Species ID Suggestions

NeilDazet 11 years ago
Western Fence Lizard
Sceloporus occidentalis Western fence lizard

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LuisStevens 10 years ago

Gracias Augusto.

Blue is always amazin!!! cool

LuisStevens 11 years ago

Thanks Sachin

LuisStevens 11 years ago

Thank you Sophia

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 11 years ago


Amazing little guy

LuisStevens 11 years ago

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

daniel.dparsons 11 years ago

The lizard is also called a blue belly

LuisStevens 11 years ago

Thank you Cindy

Gorgeous lizard! I believe the subspecies found in this area is Sceloporus occidentalis biseriatus - San Joaquin Fence Lizard.

LuisStevens 11 years ago

Thank you Niel Dazet and Emma for the ID.

LuisStevens 11 years ago

Thank you Carol, Gerardo and Ismael

NeilDazet 11 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. 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  Shah
Hema Shah 11 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 11 years ago


LuisStevens 11 years ago

Thank you Neil

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 11 years ago

This one rocks!

NeilDazet 11 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.

CarolSnowMilne 11 years ago

Love the blue! Congrats on your 450th spot

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California, USA

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

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