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I took this photo at the Los Angeles Zoo in the Arroyo Lagarto exhibit. I think it is a type of spiny lizard, but i need some help on what kind.




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6 Comments

JonahGula
JonahGula 7 years ago

or a yellow-backed spiny lizard. http://www.californiaherps.com/lizards/p...
i cant decide which

That's good to know! It might be the Desert Spiny Lizard. http://www.californiaherps.com/lizards/p...

JonahGula
JonahGula 7 years ago

I was thinking desert spiny lizard?

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 7 years ago

It's definitely Sceloporus but I can't take the ID any further than that.

JonahGula
JonahGula 7 years ago

The sign said spiny lizard, but I wanted to know what type of spiny lizard. The mix-species exhibit houses native southern species, so yes they are from so cal.

Hi Jonah, you said you took this at a zoo. Was there no sign saying the various species in the exhibit? Also, you added this to the Southern California Wildlife and Herps of Southern California missions. Do you know this species is from So Cal?

JonahGula
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JonahGula

Los Angeles, California, USA

Lat: 34.15, Long: -118.29

Spotted on Jul 17, 2012
Submitted on Jul 18, 2012

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