While exploring the franklin mountains I caught a good glimpse of a collared lizard basking in the sun but before I could take a picture it ran off.
Was laying on the side of the road on the payment
Rather large Crotaphytus reticulatus in situ.
Permission for use and shot for this picture by Heiko Werning.
Crotaphytus reticulatus in tree, temperature 103, these lizards will go terrestrial some times, this is an excellent example.
Photo and permission for use of this picture by Heiko Werning.
Crotaphytus reticulatus in situ
Underside shot of male reticulatus. Please note pronounced femoral pores, also the post anal scales.
Gravid Female, this record is one of the most eastern records recoded thus far. Suspect Populations east of Hwy 97. Please note this female is already quite gravid in May, this again supports our view that some of these lizards double clutch as we have found neonates in late June/July...