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Sonoran Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus clarkii clarkii)
Clark's Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus clarkii)
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Sonoran Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus clarkii clarkii)

General Description: Sonoran Spiny Lizards (Sceloporus clarkii clarkii) are large (6-in. snout-vent length), stocky lizards with a large head, thick neck, and blunt snout. The scales are large and spiny. Coloration is gray-brown (can be darker) with blue-green accents. The side of the neck is marked with a dark bar bordered by white. The dorsal pattern is unmarked in males, but juveniles and females have crossbars. Males have a blue patch on each side of the belly and one under the chin; females lack blue patches. Diagnostic for this species are dark bands on the forearm, described at bracelet-like crossbars.

Taxonomy: Phrynosomatid Lizard Family (Phrynosomatidae).

Where to Find: Don't look for Sonoran Spiny Lizards around Las Vegas. Rather, look for them in central and southeastern Arizona, southwestern New Mexico, and south to western Jalisco, Mexico.

Sonoran Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus clarkii clarkii) Sonoran Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus clarkii clarkii)
Sonoran Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus clarkii clarkii) Sonoran Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus clarkii clarkii)
Sonoran Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus clarkii clarkii) Sonoran Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus clarkii clarkii)
Sonoran Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus clarkii clarkii) Sonoran Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus clarkii clarkii)
Sonoran Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus clarkii clarkii) Sonoran Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus clarkii clarkii)
Sonoran Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus clarkii clarkii) Sonoran Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus clarkii clarkii)
Sonoran Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus clarkii clarkii) Sonoran Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus clarkii clarkii)
Sonoran Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus clarkii clarkii) Sonoran Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus clarkii clarkii)
   
   
   
   
   
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Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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