I found this female sitting on the open ground a couple of meters from the burrow. When I approached, she went into the burrow.
There were plenty of these guys all over the trails, but I realized afterwards that this was the only pic I took of them.
Bosque del Apache NWR, Socorro Co. New Mexico, USA.
Rio Rancho, Sandoval Co., New Mexico, USA.
Very common along the trail. Sunning on rocks
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.