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Hey Southern Californians: We Want Your Photos of Alligator Lizard Sex

Yes, you read that right. We need your help to study Southern Alligator Lizard breeding biology. Starting as early as February 9, alligator lizards in Southern California start mating. So far in 2017, we have received no reports of amorous alligator lizards, but that is likely to change in the next few days. Weather forecasts predict rising temperatures and increased sunshine (woohoo!!!); in other words, the weather is looking good for the start of the 2017 alligator lizard breeding season.

What does alligator lizard courtship look like? Check out these photos submitted to the RASCals project during the 2016 breeding season: 

Three Southern Alligator Lizards observed by Xan Sonn March 21, 2016 engaged in courtship behavior in the courtyard of a Pasadena apartment complex.
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/2821128

A pair observed in Coastal San Pedro by regular ...more ↓

Posted on March 01, 2017 05:40 AM by gregpauly gregpauly | 4 comments | Leave a comment
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Reptiles and Amphibians of Southern California (RASCals)—The goal of this project is to improve our knowledge of native and non-native reptiles and amphibians in southern California.

Southern California is home to 22.5 million people and has experienced dramatic urbanization and habitat modification. Observations will allow us to test how the ranges of various species have ...more ↓

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