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Sagebrush Lizard

Sceloporus graciosus


The sagebrush lizard has keeled and spiny scales running along its dorsal surface. The keeled dorsal scales are typically gray or tan, but can be a variety of colors. The main (ground) color is broken by a lighter gray or tan stripe running down the center of the back (vertebral stripe) and two light stripes, one on either side of the lizard (dorsolateral stripes). This lizard will sometimes have orange markings on its sides.


Named after the sagebrush plants near which it is commonly found.

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca 9 years ago
Sagebrush lizard
Sceloporus graciosus Sagebrush lizard

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drmo 9 years ago

Thanks for the help. I doubled checked.

bayucca 9 years ago

Definitely a male. And looking at the blue throat and in my eyes I can see some more blue on the belly I think it might be the Sceloporus graciosus. But I am really not sure about. Range and altitude would match. However, what I can't see is the white line between the blue stripes on the belly. So, please, check and verify yourself or correct me... It is just a shot into the dark before a nice barbecue ;-)...

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Superior, Arizona, USA

Spotted on May 23, 2011
Submitted on Jun 23, 2012

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