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Western Side-blotched Lizard

Uta stansburiana elegans

Description:

Multi-colored lizard with blue patch on neck and dark patch on side, just behind front legs. " Males are more colorful than females, having blue speckles on the upper surfaces, which are most visible during the light phase. Males also have a swollen tail base and enlarged postanals, but no distinct blue coloring on the belly (which can be found on male lizards of many other species.) The throat is marked with blue, orange, or yellow. Males often have many blue speckles on the tail and the posterior of the body." The orange/red version can be seen at my other spotting: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/755...

Habitat:

On fence along Mule Hill trail near Lake Hodges


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2 Comments

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 7 years ago

I'm not sure why the toes are up. Maybe they're freshly manicured :)

aldrin
aldrin 7 years ago

this guy probably doesn't want his fingers to get dirty... : )

San Diego, California, USA

Lat: 33.08, Long: -117.12

Spotted on Jan 26, 2012
Submitted on Jan 26, 2012

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