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Colorado Desert Fringe-toed Lizard - Uma notata

Baird, 1859 “1858”
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Adult, Laguna Salada, Baja California
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Adults, Laguna Salada, Baja California
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Adult male underside, Laguna Salada,
Baja California © Stuart Young
     
Habitat
  San Matias Pass  
  Habitat, Laguna Salada, Baja California
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Short Videos of Colorado Desert and Mohave Fringe-toed Lizards
A Colorado Desert Fringe-toed lizard runs slowly, then very quickly over the hot sand. A Mojave Fringe-toed lizard biries itself in the sand to hide. This lizard was captive and sluggish and buries itself slowly and incompletely. In the wild a lizard runs quickly then dissapears in a flash as it dives into the sand.
A Mojave Fringe-toed llizard runs quickly over the sand to escape. It almost escaped the camera...

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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