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Side-blotched Lizard Hanging out on a large rock, a Side-blotched Lizard (Uta stansburiana) is found at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Nevada, United States. Ramsar site no. 347. Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge,Common side-blotched lizard,Geotagged,Nevada,Ramsar wetland,Side-blotched Lizard,Spring,United States,Uta stansburiana Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Side-blotched Lizard

Hanging out on a large rock, a Side-blotched Lizard (Uta stansburiana) is found at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Nevada, United States. Ramsar site no. 347.

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  1. What a cutie! Posted 12 days ago
    1. I just love the little lizards. Posted 12 days ago

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The common side-blotched lizard is a species of side-blotched lizard found on the Pacific Coast of North America. It is notable for having a unique form of polymorphism wherein each of the three different male morphs utilizes a different strategy in acquiring mates. The three morphs compete against each other following a pattern of rock, paper, scissors, where one morph has advantages over another but is outcompeted by the third.

The specific epithet ''stansburiana'' is in honor of Captain.. more

Similar species: Scaled Reptiles
Species identified by gmspanek
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Uploaded Dec 4, 2018. Captured Apr 20, 2016 17:10 in S Spring Meadows Rd, Amargosa Valley, NV 89020, USA.
  • COOLPIX S9900
  • f/5.0
  • 1/2000s
  • ISO125
  • 6.4mm