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Baja California Spiny Lizard - Sceloporus zosteromus

Cope, 1863

(formerly Sceloporus magister)
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Granite Spiny Lizard Granite Spiny Lizard Granite Spiny Lizard
Adult male, Vizcaino Desert Guerrero Negro, Baja California Sur © Stuart Young
(This lizard is from a range of intergradation between S. z. rufidorsum and S. z. monserratensis [Grismer, 2001] and the subspecies is not known.)
     
Granite Spiny Lizard Granite Spiny Lizard
Sceloporus zosteromus rufidorsum, Baja California. © Barry Mastro
This lizard apparently suffered an injury to its tail that did not cause the tail to break off. Instead, parts of the tail grew back in the chaotic mess you see above.
     
Habitat
  Granite Spiny Lizard habitat  
  Habitat, Vizcaino Desert Guerrero Negro, Baja California Sur
© Stuart Young
 
     
References:

San Diego Natural History Museum

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.






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