Classification
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  • Spanish
    • Lagartija de mancha lateral norteña
    • Lagartija manchada norteña
  • French
    • Lézard à flancs maculés
  • Seri
    • tozípla
  • English
    • Common Side-blotched Lizard
    • Side-blotched Lizard
  • Scientific Names
    • Uta stansburiana
    • Uta antiqua
    • Uta concinna
    • Uta mannophorus
    • Uta stansburiana stellata
    • Uta stellata

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Western Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana ssp. elegans

Observer

gregpauly

Date

June 26, 2016 05:14 PM PDT

Description

Saw over 50 Uta while hiking the Sandstone Peak loop. This one was just below the peak.

Photos / Sounds

What

Western Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana ssp. elegans

Observer

gregpauly

Date

June 26, 2016 02:59 PM PDT

Description

Saw over 50 Uta while hiking the Sandstone Peak Loop. In this same stretch, I saw only two Sceloporus.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Western Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana ssp. elegans

Observer

jennysita_iyer

Date

June 26, 2016 04:36 PM PDT

Description

Saw this little guy sitting on the sidewalk outside TJ Max. Had to pick him up to move him so he didn't get stepped on. I didn't realize I was fast enough to catch a "blotchy" as they're usually REALLY quick. Maybe the heat made him slow, or two drinks at Lazy Dog Cafe made me fast. Or maybe it's because he's really young.

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana

Date

June 25, 2016 03:45 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Saw 3.

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana

Observer

forester93

Date

June 25, 2016 09:01 AM MDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Common Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana

Date

May 14, 2016 12:47 PM PDT

Description

Seen at the peak of Ryan Mountain

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana

Observer

biohexx1

Date

June 24, 2016

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana

Observer

lisa_kingston

Date

June 25, 2016 09:01 AM MDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Common Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana

Observer

vireolanius

Date

March 22, 2010 11:03 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Western Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana ssp. elegans

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 24, 2016 03:24 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Common Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana

Observer

danjleavitt

Date

June 24, 2016 11:41 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Common Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana

Observer

damontighe

Date

June 23, 2016 05:26 PM PDT
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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.
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