Lizard hiding outside his hole
11:09 AM. 1,277 ft. elevation
Herpetofauna del Desierto Sonorense
Lizard on old well at Charmlee park
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.