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Western Fence Lizard [Female]

(Scleroporus occidentalis)

Description:

Thanks to Mitch Ray and 1Sarah2 for teaching me and getting me interested in these lovely creatures!



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17 Comments

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

@ MitchRay and 1Sarah2,
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/688...
I found a male.

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

Thanks for sharing Sarah ! enjoyed it! What a change from Black to Brown!

1Sarah2
1Sarah2 7 years ago

Promised anole sequence posted.
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/688...

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

Thank you for the info. So basically Anoles have the ability to change color.

MitchRay
MitchRay 7 years ago

I would guess female in this particular critter. Anoles are a family (or subfamily depending on who you ask) of lizards that are common in the New World and closely related to iguanas.

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

thanks Sarah. I did not see any blue at all in this lizard.

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

Sarah , I am looking forward to your spotting on Anoles!!

1Sarah2
1Sarah2 7 years ago

You're very welcome! What caught my attention was your question about anoles. That seems to be most of what I find around here. I hope the links do help. Today, I caught a brown anole going though a color change but have yet to post the sequence. You might find it interesting. Should be up in the next couple of days.

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

Thanks Sarah!
Thanks to people like you and Mitch who make the kingdom of reptiles and Amphibians more interesting and understandable!

1Sarah2
1Sarah2 7 years ago

MitchRay, Are you thinking female? I would have loved to see more of the blue coloration on the back if you're thinking it is a male.
Emma, as a reference,
http://www.discoverlife.org/mp/20q?searc...

1Sarah2
1Sarah2 7 years ago
Hema
Hema 7 years ago

I still have to read about Reptiles and Amphibians. What are Anoles?

MitchRay
MitchRay 7 years ago

Any particular reason you're thinking this is a Garden Lizard? I'm definitely thinking something in the Genus Scleroporus, possibly a Western Fence Lizard (Scleroporus occidentalis)

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

Thanks Alice and Nicholas. :)

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 7 years ago

Looks typically desert lizard. Nice.

Nicholas4
Nicholas4 7 years ago

Pretty

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

Thank you Medi!! :)

Fresno, California, USA

Lat: 36.78, Long: -119.42

Spotted on Jul 18, 2011
Submitted on Jul 18, 2011

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