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Striped Plateau Lizard Sceloporus virgatus


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

Description No belly markings. Reddish-brown. Sides have dark stripes, interspersed with light stripes. Blue patch on sides of throat on males. Breeding females have orange patches on throat.

Dimensions 10.2-17.4cm. (4-6 7/8")

Breeding Eggs laid in June, one clutch per year. Hatch July-August.

Habitat Hardwood or coniferous forests, 5,000-9,600' (1,500-2,9000m).

Range Arizona, New Mexico into Mexico.

Discussion Diurnal. Insects form main diet. Hunts along ground in search. Climbs easily if threatened.