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Really pretty snake. I have the hardest time telling any of the subspecies apart. Is the subspecies determined contextually via where it was found, or are there visual differences between the Texas, Desert, and California varieties?
I'm almost positive it's an Uta. There are several subspecies of Uta Stansburiana that can have similar patterns to this one. Particularly, the plateau subspecies comes to mind, though it could be others as the pattern sometimes doesn't fully develop until they get a little older. Uta's are some of my very favorite reptiles.
Looks like a checkered whiptail to me. Definitely a Cnemidophorus. To my understanding, it can sometimes be hard to tell the exact species due to inter-species breeding. I see these very commonly in the Ojito, just a few miles north from here, always on top of mesas or in grasslands.