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Sceloporus magister - Desert Spiny Lizard

Hallowell, 1854

(= Sceloporus magister uniformis)
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Range: Red


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Viscaino Zebra-tailed Lizard Viscaino Zebra-tailed Lizard
Adult male, Valle de la Trinidad, Baja California © Stuart Young
Granite Spiny Lizard
Comparison of
Sceloporus zosteromus
(Left)
Sceloporus magister (Right)
from where the ranges of the two species overlap in Valle de la Trinidad
Baja California © Stuart Young
 
Habitat
San Matias Pass San Matias Pass
Habitat, Baja California © Stuart Young Habitat, Baja California © Stuart Young
San Matias Pass
Habitat, Valle de la Trinidad, Baja California © Stuart Young
   
Short Video of This Species
desert spiny lizards
A male and a gravid female Desert Spiny lizard meet way up a tree and greet each other with push-up displays, nuzzling, and other interactions during the May breeding season.

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.

Samuel M. McGinnis and Robert C. Stebbins. Peterson Field Guide to Western Reptiles & Amphibians. 4th Edition. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 2018.

Stebbins, Robert C. A Field Guide to Western Reptiles and Amphibians. 3rd Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2003.

San Diego Natural History Museum







Baja California Reptiles & Amphibians

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