Sceloporus magister - Desert Spiny Lizard

Hallowell, 1854

(= Sceloporus magister uniformis)
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Range: Red

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Juvenile female, Baja California © Stuart Young
San Matias Pass San Matias Pass
Habitat, Baja California © Stuart Young Habitat, 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.


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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