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Desert Spiny Lizard - Sceloporus magister

Hallowell, 1854
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Desert Spiny Lizard Desert Spiny Lizard Desert Spiny Lizard
Adult male, Pima County, Arizona Adult male, in shed,
Pima County, Arizona.
Desert Spiny Lizard Desert Spiny Lizard  
Adult, Pinal County, Arizona
Adult, Yavapai County, Arizona  
     
Habitat
 
Habitat, Pima County, Arizona Habitat, Yavapai County, Arizona  
     
These lizards are sometimes recognized as the subspecies
Sceloporus magister cephaloflavus - Orange-headed Spiny Lizard
Desert Spiny Lizard Desert Spiny Lizard Desert Spiny Lizard
Adult male, Coconino County, Arizona
Adult male, Coconino County, Arizona
Desert Spiny Lizard Desert Spiny Lizard Desert Spiny Lizard
Adult male, Coconino County, Arizona
Adult male, Coconino County, Arizona
Desert Spiny Lizard Desert Spiny Lizard  
Adult male, Garfield County, Utah  
   
Habitat
Desert Spiny Lizard habitat Desert Spiny Lizard habitat  
Habitat, Lake Powell,
Coconino County, Arizona
Habitat, Garfield County, Utah  
     
Short Video
  Desert Spiny Lizard  
  A male and a female Desert Spiny lizard meet up a tree and greet each other with push-up displays, nuzzling, and other interactions.  
 


 
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