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Sonoran Collared Lizard

Sonoran collared lizard is a species of lizard occurring in Arizona in the United States and Mexico. The species is mainly diurnal.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Iguania
    Family Crotaphytidae
    Genus Crotaphytus
    Scientific Name Crotaphytus nebrius


    Size Up to 10.8 cm (snout to vent length)
    Color Grayish-yellow with grayish-white spots which are larger along the middle of the body and smaller on the sides
    Distribution Southwestern Arizona (United States), Mexico
    Habitat Rocky bajadas, hillsides, canyons, mountain slopes
    Diet Variety of insects, spiders, small lizards
    Hibernation Fact Hibernate during winter and late fall
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on February 11th 2017 by under Lizards. Article was last reviewed on 11th January 2018.

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