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Common Chuckwalla - Sauromalus ater

Duméril, 1856
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Adult, Maricopa County, Arizona
© Lou Silva
Juvenile, Maricopa County, Arizona
© Lou Silva
Juvenile, Maricopa County, Arizona
© Lou Silva
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Adult, taking shelter in a large rock crevice,
Lake Powell, Coconino County, Arizona
Adult, Lake Powell,
Coconino County, Arizona
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Adult, Maricopa County, Arizona
Adult, Maricopa County, Arizona Adult, Clark County Nevada,
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Habitat
  Common Chuckwalla habitat  
  Habitat, Lake Powell,
Coconino County, Arizona
 
     
Short Videos
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A large old male chuckwalla gets some sun, does some pushups, eats some bushes, then poops. A Chuckwalla emerges from its crevice and does a territorial push-up display. From a wide view of its habtat, we zoom in on a Chuckwalla high on top of a rock.
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Chuckwallas in the San Diego County desert, including one that crawled up into a bush to eat some flowers. A Riverside County chuckwalla runs across a sandy wash into thick vegetation next to a spring and a San Diego County chuckwalla  displays on top of a large rock outcrop.  
     



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