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Mearns' Rock Lizard - Petrosaurus mearnsi mearnsi

(Stejneger, 1894)
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Also known as Banded Rock Lizard

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Adult, Cataviña, Baja California
  Mearns' Rock Lizard  
  Adult, Puertecitos, Baja California
© Stuart Young
 
     
Habitat
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Habitat, Cataviña, Baja California Habitat, Cataviña, Baja California Habitat near Puertecitos, Baja California
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Short Videos of This Species
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An adult rock lizard shows its rock climbing and jumping acrobatics, finally doing a defensive push-up display, then a juvenile lizard crawls around the face of a massive rock. Mearns' Rock Lizards in the San Diego county, California desert. Mearns' Rock Lizards on their rocks including one spotted at night.
     

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.

Samuel M. McGinnis and Robert C. Stebbins. Peterson Field Guide to Western Reptiles & Amphibians. 4th Edition. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 2018.

Stebbins, Robert C. A Field Guide to Western Reptiles and Amphibians. 3rd Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2003.

San Diego Natural History Museum







Baja California Reptiles & Amphibians

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