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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
Granite Spiny Lizard Granite Spiny Lizard Granite Spiny Lizard
Adult male, Vizcaino Desert, San Francisco de la Sierra, Baja California Sur © Stuart Young

(Both of the lizards shown above are from a range of intergradation between S. z. rufidorsum and S. z. monserratensis [Grismer, 2001] so the subspecies are not known.)

     
Habitat
Granite Spiny Lizard habitat Granite Spiny Lizard habitat  
Habitat, Vizcaino Desert Guerrero Negro, Baja California Sur
© Stuart Young
Habitat, Vizcaino Desert, San Francisco de la Sierra, Baja California Sur
© Stuart Young
 

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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