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Texas Rose-bellied Lizard Sceloporus variabilis marmoratus


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Texas Rose-bellied Lizard
credit: DarinU/CCSA

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

Description Spiny. Greenish/brown-tan. Dorsolateral stripe with spots down midline. Belly has pink patch, thighs have indentation. Unmarked belly on females. 59 scales on uppersides.

Dimensions 9.5-14cm. (3 3/4-5 1/2")

Breeding Breeds throughout year. Eggs laid at the base of a tree or in rotting logs. 1-5 eggs in a clutch.

Habitat Arid areas to 7,500' (2,200m) above sea level.

Range Texas to Mexico.

Discussion Diurnal. Forages among leaf litter for insects. Main diet includes beetles, grasshoppers and bugs.