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Desert Spiny Lizard

Sceloporus magister

Description:

This was a young lizard in the process of shedding its skin.

Habitat:

Walled backyard.

2 Species ID Suggestions

Jellis
Jellis 5 years ago
Desert Spiny Lizard
Sceloporus magister Desert Spiny Lizard - Sceloporus magister


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6 Comments

joanbstanley
joanbstanley 5 years ago

Joshua, I was visiting friends during that extremely hot week when it reached 117F.

joanbstanley
joanbstanley 5 years ago

Sorry for taking so long to acknowledge your suggestions. I have been out of town for several weeks.

JoshuaGSmith
JoshuaGSmith 5 years ago

When were you in Anthem?!?! I live 2 minutes from there!

Jellis
Jellis 5 years ago

You can contact CaliforniaHerps and they can also help with the ID. They do also other states on the west.

Jellis
Jellis 5 years ago

This is a young one so it does not have the black collar. But since I don't see any sightings of the Yello-backed I would still say Desert Spiny

Jellis
Jellis 5 years ago

Other suggestion is Yellow-backed Spiny Lizard - Sceloporus uniformishttp://www.californiaherps.com/lizards/pages/s.uniformis.html
because of the yellow tail and head.

joanbstanley
Spotted by
joanbstanley

Arizona, USA

Spotted on Aug 10, 2015
Submitted on Sep 30, 2015

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