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Texas Spiny Lizard

Sceloporus olivaceus

Description:

They are 7.5-11 inches (19–28 cm) in total length, and are typically grey in color with black, white, or red-brown blotching down the back. Patterns vary greatly by locality, but the colors and pattern typically serve to be adequate camouflage against the bark of trees in its chosen habitat. The underside is usually uniformly light grey in color, but males typically have blue patches on either side of the belly. Their scales have a distinctly spiny texture to them. They have long toes, and sharp claws suited to climbing.

Habitat:

Wildlife habitat yard.

Notes:

This seems to be a favorite branch. I saw this young lizard hanging out on it a number of times.

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joanbstanley
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joanbstanley

Texas, USA

Spotted on Jun 28, 2015
Submitted on Jul 11, 2015

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