lizards in-hand, miscellaneous, 2006-2010

December 5, 2010

My earlier posts of lizard shots did not include some shots I’ve taken for which the lizards were temporarily restrained.  So, here are some shots of lizards plus my fingers.  Some of these specimens are shown also in another post here.

western skink liz, Paradise/White Rock Mtns

late April 06, western skink liz (Plestiodon skiltonianus), female, Paradise/White Rock Mtns, Iron Co, UT

Occasionally these skinks can be found that have lost all blue or pink color on their tail.  I presume such individuals are the oldest.

I also presume that adults without red chins in the springtime are females.  And adults with red chins are the males.

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western skink liz, Wasatch Mtns

late May 06, western skink liz (Plestiodon skiltonianus), female, Wasatch Mtns, Wasatch Co, UT

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sideblotch liz, male, W House Range

mid May 07, sideblotch liz (Uta stansburiana), male, W House Range, Millard Co, UT

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western fence liz, male, S Oquirrh Mtns

late May 07, western fence liz (Sceloporus occidentalis), male, S Oquirrh Mtns, Utah Co, UT

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eastern fence liz, subadult, E South Sevier Plateau

late May 07, eastern fence liz (Sceloporus undulatus), subadult, South Sevier Plateau, E foothills, Garfield Co, UT

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tree liz, Moab area

early June 07, tree liz (Urosaurus ornatus), Moab area, Grand Co, UT

Notice this lizard’s tail came off and has regenerated.

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western skink liz, neonate, Wasatch Mtns

late Aug 08, western skink liz (Plestiodon skiltonianus), neonate, Wasatch Mtns, Wasatch Co, UT

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western fence liz, male, S Oquirrh Mtns

mid Sept 08, western fence liz (Sceloporus occidentalis), male, S Oquirrh Mtns, Utah Co, UT

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western skink liz, female followed by male, Sheeprock Mtns

mid May 09, western skink liz (Plestiodon skiltonianus), female followed by male, Sheeprock Mtns, Tooele Co, UT

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western skink liz, male under outhouse wood, E Sheeprock Mtns

mid May 09, western skink liz (Plestiodon skiltonianus), male under outhouse wood, E Sheeprock Mtns, Juab Co, UT

Notice the red chin on this adult male.

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western skink liz, gravid female, Wasatch Mtns

early June 09, western skink liz (Plestiodon skiltonianus), gravid female, Wasatch Mtns, Wasatch Co, UT

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sagebrush liz, Mineral Mtns

late July 09, sagebrush liz (Sceloporus graciosus), Mineral Mtns, Beaver Co, UT

This specimen’s dorsal coloration was especially bold & contrasting.

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leopard liz, juvenile, throat, E House Range foothills

late June 2010, leopard liz (Gambelia wislizenii), juvenile, throat, E House Range foothills, Millard Co, UT

This was my first time to notice this species’ stripes on the throat.

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Different shot of same specimen above:

leopard liz, juvenile, lateral, E House Range foothills

late June 2010, leopard liz (Gambelia wislizenii), juvenile, lateral, E House Range foothills, Millard Co, UT

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western fence liz, female, Deep Creek Mtns

late Aug 2010, western fence liz (Sceloporus occidentalis), female, Deep Creek Mtns, Tooele Co, UT

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western fence liz, female, S Stansbury Mtns

mid Oct 2010, western fence liz (Sceloporus occidentalis), female, S Stansbury Mtns, Tooele Co, UT

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