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Texas spiny lizard

Sceloporus olivaceus


This lizard had a nice camouflage on the tree it was on. Adults grow to 11 inches and have varying blotches of grey, black, brown, and white.


Spotted on a tree at the edge of a forest.

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Brian38 8 months ago

Thanks for commenting Sukanya and Neil. They are in the same subfamily as Horned Lizards (Phrynosomatidae).

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 8 months ago

Wow, what a amazing lizard. I love all those spines and that beautiful face :) Yes, definitely true to it's name.

SukanyaDatta 8 months ago

Really lives up to its name., doesn't it? :)

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Mission, Texas, United States

Spotted on Nov 15, 2020
Submitted on Dec 27, 2020

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