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Baja California Collared Lizard

Baja California collared lizard is a large-bodied lizard belonging to the Crotaphytidae family, found in the United States and Mexico. The lizard is diurnal and an excellent bipedal runner.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Sauropsida
    Order Squamata
    Family Crotaphytidae
    Genus Crotaphytus
    Scientific Name Crotaphytus vestigium

    Other Names Baja black-collared lizard
    Size 6.9 to 11.2 cm (snout to vent length)
    Color Brown or dark gray upper surface with thin white non-uniform crossbars; two black bands on the neck interspaced with a white band; white underside
    Distribution Southern California (United States), Baja California (Mexico)
    Habitat Rocky areas, rocky outcroppings, desert scrub, desert wash habitats
    Diet Insects, spiders, small lizards, leaves, flowers
    Hibernation Fact Hibernate under rocks during winter
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on February 10th 2017 by under Lizards. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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