Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Granite Spiny Lizard

We saw this lizard sunning on a rock at the Santa Rosa Ecological Preserve. It looks like a spiny iguana! However, it is really a Granite Spiny Lizard, Sceloporus orcutti, a relative to the little black fence post lizards that are so common. You wouldn't know it though. This guy was about a foot long and much showier than those little fence post lizards. Maybe just a bigger flashier cousin?

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