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Common Chuckwalla - Sauromalus ater

Duméril, 1856
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Adult, Coyote Bay,
Baja California Sur
Adult, San Juan de la Costa, Baja California Sur © Mela Garcia
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Adult, Cocos Corner, Baja California © Stuart Young
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Two adults, Loreto, Baja California Sur © Stuart Young
     
     
     
Habitat
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Habitat, Coyote Bay,
Baja California Sur
Habitat, East of La Paz, Baja California Sur © Jackson Shedd Habitat, San Juan de la Costa,
Baja California Sur © Mela Garcia
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Habitat, Cocos Corner, Baja California
© Stuart Young
Habitat, Loreto, Baja California Sur
© Stuart Young
 
     
Short Videos
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A large old male chuckwalla gets some sun, does some pushups, eats some bushes, then poops. A Chuckwalla emerges from its crevice and does a territorial push-up display. From a wide view of its habtat, we zoom in on a Chuckwalla high on top of a rock.
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Chuckwallas in the San Diego County, California desert, including one that crawled up into a bush to eat some flowers. A Riverside County, California chuckwalla runs across a sandy wash into thick vegetation next to a spring and a San Diego County, California chuckwalla  displays on top of a large rock outcrop.  
     

References:


Grismer, L. Lee. Amphibians and Reptiles of Baja California, Including Its Pacific Islands and the Islands in the Sea of Cortés. The University of California Press, 2002.

McPeak, Ron H. Amphibians and Reptiles of Baja California. Sea Challengers, 2000.

San Diego Natural History Museum







Baja California Reptiles & Amphibians

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