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Eastern Fence Lizard

Sceloporus undulatus

Description:

The eastern fence lizard can grow from 4.0 to 7.2 inches long. It is typically colored in shades of gray or brown, and has keeled scales, with a dark line running along the rear of the thigh. A female is usually gray and has a series of dark, wavy lines across her back. The belly is white with black flecks, with some pale blue on the throat and belly. The male is usually brown, and during the summer, has a more greenish-blue and black coloration on the sides of the belly and throat than the female has. The young look like the females, but are darker and duller. (wiki)

Habitat:

Forest edges, rock piles, and rotting logs or stumps in the eastern United States. (wiki)

Notes:

After living in NJ for over a decade I was so amazed to find lizards esecailly on such a late date but quite a warm day.

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ulvalactuca77
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ulvalactuca77

New Jersey, USA

Spotted on Nov 2, 2013
Submitted on Jun 7, 2014

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