Photo taken at the Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge.
Mountain boomer - male
Mojave Black-collared Lizard found east of Bean Canyon within the Tehachapi Mountains
Female beneath rock on plateau top grassland/shrubland
It was laying on a rock but when I moved to take a picture it ran from the rock. It looked like it was trying to stay cool on the rock. It had a distinct collar which led me to believe it was a collared lizard. It was about 1/2 a foot in length.
5 inches long
Light green coloration
Black spots on its back