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Mojave Fringe-toed Lizard Uma scoparia


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Mojave Fringe-toed Lizard
credit: Nick Luhrs

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Family: Phrynosomatidae, Earless and Horned Lizards view all from this family

Description White or grayish, black-spotted. Fringe on edges of toes. Banded on underside of tail. Botched either side of belly. Pink on sides of breeding adults.

Dimensions 12.7-17.9cm. (5-7")

Breeding 1-4 eggs laid in summer. Often more than 1 clutch per breeding season. Depends on food, so if scarce doesn't occur.

Habitat Sand dunes.

Range Mojave Desert, California to Yuma County, Arizona.

Discussion Diurnal. Very fast moving, sprints across loose sand easily, up to 23mph (37km/h).