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Great Basin Collared Lizard

Great Basin Collared Lizards is a species of desert lizards that are known for their colorful patterns, and are endemic to the US. It derives its name from the black ‘band’ on the neck.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Sauropsida
    Order Squamata
    Family Crotaphytidae
    Genus Crotaphytus
    Species C. bicinctores
    Scientific Name Crotaphytusbicinctores


    Other Names Desert collared lizard, Mohave black collared lizard
    Length 2.5 – 4.5 inches
    Coloration Dark color on the throat and bright orange crossbands throughout the body
    Distribution In the American states of California, Nevada, Oregon, Idaho, Utah and Arizona
    Habitat Rocky regions in the arid deserts, desert wash and scrubs
    Diet Mostly arthropods, but also small lizards, snakes, and rodents, and sometimes plant matter
    Clutch Size Up to 7 eggs
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)

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    Published on February 7th 2017 by under Lizards. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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