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  • Scientific Names
    • Uta stansburiana
    • Uta antiqua
    • Uta concinna
    • Uta mannophorus
    • Uta stansburiana stellata
    • Uta stellata
  • Unknown
    • Dickerson's Side-blotched Lizard
  • English
    • Common Side-blotched Lizard
    • Dickerson's Side-blotched Lizard
    • Side-blotched Lizard
  • Spanish
    • lagartija manchada norteña
  • Seri
    • tozípla

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

bhollingsworth

Date

October 5, 2010 01:55 PM PDT

Description

San Dieguito Lagoon

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

bhollingsworth

Date

October 5, 2010 01:45 PM PDT

Description

San Dieguito Lagoon

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

bhollingsworth

Date

October 5, 2010 12:33 PM PDT

Description

San Dieguito Lagoon

Photos / Sounds

What

Western Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana ssp. elegans

Observer

keithmelliott

Date

July 29, 2014 08:59 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana

Observer

nhm_nature

Date

July 19, 2014 03:11 PM PDT

Description

"I was at the wildlands conservancy’s whitewater preserve in riverside county a few days ago and we saw several of these lizards stream side, i am pretty sure these were three individuals. they were quite small and i wondered if they were juveniles." - Clare MK

Observation and photos taken by Clare MK.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Western Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana ssp. elegans

Observer

mc_california

Date

July 27, 2014 10:15 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Western Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana ssp. elegans

Observer

mc_california

Date

July 27, 2014 09:11 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Western Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana ssp. elegans

Observer

leslie_flint

Date

July 20, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Western Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana ssp. elegans

Observer

mickeylong

Date

October 15, 2013

Description

Approx. 0.5 mi. up hill from lower trailhead.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Western Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana ssp. elegans

Observer

cspnl

Date

April 5, 2014 11:45 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana

Observer

cspnl

Date

March 1, 2013 04:11 PM PST

Description

Unsure of specific site. Soil looks like April 27 2013 observation of WFL, but is not conclusive because the general area has rocks in the soil.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Western Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana ssp. elegans

Observer

finatic

Date

May 25, 2014 04:45 PM PDT

Description

Riverside County, California, US

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Description from Wikipedia

The common side-blotched lizard (Uta stansburiana) 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.

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Conservation Summary

Source: IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.4. http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/spatial-data. Downloaded March 2011.