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Granite Spiny Lizard - Sceloporus orcutti

Stejneger, 1893
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Adult, Santa Agueda, Baja California Sur
     
Habitat
Granite Spiny Lizard habitat Granite Spiny Lizard habitat Red-spotted Toad habitat
Habitat, Santa Agueda,
Baja California Sur
Habitat, San Juan de la Costa,
Baja California Sur © Mela Garcia
Habitat, Baja California Sur
© William Flaxington
     
Short Videos of this Species
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A male Granite Spiny Lizard moves over to a female who is basking on a nearby rock and presents himself to her. She's not interested and slowly moves away from him with her back and tail slightly arched then does some push-ups. He retreates and does some push-ups. A Male Granite Spiny Lizard (the same guy as the one to the left, a few minutes after that video ended) does his territorial push-up display, lifting his body high off the rock, pausing briefly to eat something with his big pink tongue. Several adult lizards are shown in various rocky habitats.
     

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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