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I finally spotted one! "A flat-bodied lizard with a wide oval-shaped body, scattered enlarged pointed scales on the upper body and tail, and a large crown of horns or spines on the head. The two center horns are the longest. The sides of the body have two rows of pointed fringe scales."
Along a chaparral trail about 1800 ft in elevation with low usage. It was a hot day! "Found along the Pacific coast from the Baja California border west of the deserts and the Sierra Nevada, north to the Bay Area, and inland as far north as Shasta Reservoir, and south into Baja California. Ranges up onto the Kern Plateau east of the crest of the Sierra Nevada. The range has been fragmented due to land alteration."
Aka Blainville's Horned Lizard
Spotted on Mar 17, 2014
Submitted on Mar 17, 2014
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