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Side-blotched Lizard - Uta stansburiana

Baird and Girard, 1852
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Side-blotched Lizard Side-blotched Lizard Side-blotched Lizard
Adult, Desierto Central, Baja California Adult, El Soccoro, Baja California Adult, Isla Carmen, Baja California Sur
Side-blotched Lizard Side-blotched Lizard Side-blotched Lizard
Adult, NE Cape Region, Baja California Sur © Jackson Shedd
Adult, Rio Magdalena, Baja California Sur
© Stuart Young
Adult, Rio Magdalena, Baja California Sur
© Stuart Young
     
Habitat
Side-blotched Lizard habitat Side-blotched Lizard habitat Side-blotched Lizard habitat
Habitat, Desierto Central, Baja California Habitat, El Soccoro, Baja California Habitat, Isla Carmen, Baja California
Red-spotted Toad habitat Side-blotched Lizard habitat  
Habitat, Baja California Sur
© William Flaxington
Habitat, Rio Magdalena,
Baja California Sur © Stuart Young
 
     
Short Videos of this Species
Western Side-blotched Lizards Western Side-blotched Lizard Western Side-blotched Lizard
A male side-blotched lizard tries to pursuade a female, chasing her and displaying. She is not interested, so she runs off the rock into the San Diego County desert. Common Side-blotched lizards in the Mohave Desert in San Bernardino County bask on rocks, do territorial push-ups and move around in the desert. Walking through the San Bernardino County Mohave desert we discover several of these common lizards basking in the sun.
     

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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