Common Side-blotched Lizard
Common side-blotched lizards are a member of the ‘side-blotched lizard’ group found in selected areas in the North American continent.They have eight different subspecies. These reptiles display distinct polymorphism through their throat colors, and are divided into three different categories: the Orange-throated males that are ‘ultra-dominant’, the Blue-throated males are ‘dominant’, and the Yellow-throated males are ‘sneakers’.
|Length||Up to 60 mm (2.4 inches)|
|Coloration||Yellow and blue coloration with a typical dark blotch behind the forearms|
|Distribution||Spread across the Pacific Coast of North America|
|Habitat||Scattered bushes and scrubby trees, and in lands where the soil may be sandy, gravelly, or rocky|
|Diet||Wide variety of insects and other arthropods; also consume scorpions, spiders, mites, ticks and sow bugs|
|Clutch Size||2-5 eggs|
|Mode of Reproduction||Oviparous (egg laying)|
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Published on February 16th 2017 by staff under Lizards. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.
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