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Granite Spiny Lizard

The Granite spiny lizard is species of colorful reptilesindigenous to parts of North America.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Iguania
    Family Phrynosomatidae
    Genus Sceloporus
    Species S. orcutti
    Scientific Name Sceloporusorcutti

    Length 7.6–10.8 cm (3.0–4.3 in)
    Coloration Males have yellow-green scales on the body with blue centers while babies and females have yellow-tan transverse bands
    Distribution Southern California in the USA and Baja California in Mexico
    Habitat Mostly found in areaswith large boulders and granite cliffs with mixed vegetation
    Diet Insectivorous, consuming beetles, hymenopterans, lepidopterous larvae, crickets, etc.
    Clutch Size 6-15 eggs
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on February 6th 2017 by under Lizards. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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