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Yarrow's Spiny Lizard

Sceloporus jarrovii

Description:

These blue chinned/necked lizards are everywhere, most likely happy to be so high above civilization at around 8,000 feet elevation. This one just happened to be curious enough to sit still for a shot or two. Males usually have a distinct blue coloring on the belly and sides while females either have a fainter coloring or none at all.

Habitat:

Quickly retreating into clusters of rocks and onto the trunks of trees when a nearby noise spooks them. If not, they enjoy basking in the sun in peace.

Notes:

Easily over a hundred were seen speeding in all directions over the course of one of the many trails that begin at Madera Canyon

1 species ID suggestions

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 6 years ago
Yarrow's spiny lizard
Sceloporus jarrovii Yarrow's Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus jarrovii) - Reptiles of Arizona

8 Comments

Ivan Rodriguez
Ivan Rodriguez 6 years ago

Seeing my photographs bring joy to others is all I could wish for, no problem Maria. :)

Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

very nice series!

Ivan Rodriguez
Ivan Rodriguez 6 years ago

Thank you for the comment and ID Goody, will update this spotting immediately! :)

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 6 years ago

Nice one!

Ivan Rodriguez
Ivan Rodriguez 6 years ago

Hahha absolutely, thank you for your kindness. :)

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 6 years ago

I know it take time to know a new camera but you doing wonderful :):)

Ivan Rodriguez
Ivan Rodriguez 6 years ago

Thank you Gerardo! I'm still trying to figure out my new camera though, and I hope to upload the best that I can manage. :)

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 6 years ago

Very nice series!

Arizona, USA

Lat: 31.73, Long: -110.88

Spotted on Jun 24, 2012
Submitted on Jun 25, 2012

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