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Sunning Side-Blotched Lizard
Male side-blotched lizard (?? see comments), Dinosaur National Monument.


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Voted 10/10

I'd like to have one of those in my yard. :)
Posted Jan 25, 2007 9:05 pm

Arthur DigbeeRe: Cute

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Me too, mostly because I wish my yard were someplace else. :(
Posted Jan 25, 2007 9:15 pm

Anya JingleWestern fence lizard?

Anya Jingle

Voted 10/10

Nice photo. I love these little "dinos" ;) I think this might be a Side-blotched Lizard though. Side-blotched Lizards have a black spot on the side of the body just behind the front legs.
How big was he?
I assume it is a male based on the bulge at the base of his tail and his blue coloration.
Posted Feb 10, 2007 1:02 am

Arthur DigbeeRe: Western fence lizard?

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Hasn't voted

Thanks for the comment, and the second opinion on the species. This ID has been bugging me.

He does look more like this:

But not like any of these four:

or this:

But maybe those are females.

Posted Feb 10, 2007 1:36 am

Anya JingleRe: Western fence lizard?

Anya Jingle

Voted 10/10

Side-blotched females look quite different from males. I know from experience that identification of small lizards can be tough. I have asked one of our local biologist to help me identify some of the lizards in my slideshow and a few I was not sure what they were turned out to be Side-blotched females. You can check out the slideshow here: Lizards around Las Vegas
Posted Feb 10, 2007 3:50 am

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Arthur DigbeeSubmitted by Arthur Digbee
on Jan 25, 2007 8:46 pm

Image ID: 264259
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Lat/Lon: 40.43963°N / 109.27551°W
Object Title: Sunning Side-Blotched Lizard

Image Type(s): Wildlife