hidin in the shed
"... this is a lizard that has appeared in my yard several times. There might be two, but we're not sure."
- Lauren Higuchi
Observation and photo by Lauren Higuchi, sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joe saw a juvenile Southern Alligator Lizard under the plywood board provided by the NHM. The time of this sighting was between 10:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. The lizard was about seven inches long. I (Joe) took a photo that I uploaded to Picasa.
observed at the San Diego Zoo but NOT in captivity.
Alligator Lizard, Mineral King Valley
"These two pictures were taken over the past summer (same day, same alligator lizard), when it was really really hot.
"I was watering my (drought-tolerant) plants and discovered this handsome fellow under the hose container.
"I had never seen a yellow lizard in my yard before. I asked a friend, who said she thought it was an alligator lizard.
"He was a very mellow fellow. I only spotted him on this one day.
"I had seen other gray lizards in the yard throughout the summer (more than I’ve ever seen before and I’ve lived here 16 years), but this fellow was the first yellow colored lizard I had even seen."
- Elizabeth Cava
Observation and photo by Elizabeth Cava, sent to email@example.com.
Anguidae is a large and diverse family of lizards native to the northern hemisphere. The group includes the slowworms, glass lizards, and alligator lizards, among others. Anguidae is divided into three subfamilies and contains 94 species in eight genera. They have hard osteoderms beneath their scales, and many of the species have reduced or absent limbs, giving them a snake-like appearance, although others are fully limbed.