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Ornate Tree Lizard

The Ornate tree lizard, with their ten subspecies, is an outstanding example of camouflage with its coloration that matches too close to the color of tree trunk and barks. They are found in limited areas of the USA and Mexico.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Lacertilia
    Infraorder Iguania
    Family Phrynosomatidae
    Genus Urosaurus
    Species U. ornatus
    Scientific Name Urosaurus ornatus

    Other Names Tree lizard
    Length Up to 59 mm (2.3 in) from snout to vent
    Coloration Dark brown to gray or tan with the males having paired turquoise patches of skin on the abdomen
    Distribution In the American states of California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas; and in Mexico in the states of Sonora, Sinaloa, Chihuahua, and Coahuila
    Habitat Mostly on trees in the forest regions with dense vegetation
    Diet Insectivorous diet, feeding on insects and their larvae
    Clutch Size 1-6 eggs
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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

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