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Large Spotted Leopard Lizard

Gambelia wislizenii wislizenii


The large-spotted leopard lizard is 3.25 to 5.75 inches (8.1 to 14.4 centimeters) in length. It is a large, robust lizard with a round body and a large, distinct head with a long snout. On its light dorsum are dark spots. Its throat has streaks of gray and the lining of the mouth and throat are purplish black


The large-spotted leopard lizard’s habitat includes desert and semidesert areas that include shrubs or other low plants, especially where abundant rodent burrows are located The range of this species is the western U.S. - Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, and Utah - to northeastern Baja California and north central mainland Mexico, including Isla Tiburon in the Gulf of California

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Utah, USA

Spotted on May 19, 2013
Submitted on May 20, 2013

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