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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

What

Common Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana

Observer

amarena

Date

September 15, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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What

Western Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana ssp. elegans

Observer

finatic

Date

September 13, 2014 09:42 AM PDT

Description

San Diego County, California, US

Photos / Sounds

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What

Common Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana

Observer

mickeylong

Date

September 9, 2014

Description

Fairly common along riverwalk trail; one of three seen in an hour walk.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Common Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana

Observer

asemerdj

Date

September 8, 2014 02:20 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Western Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana ssp. elegans

Observer

jmaughn

Date

September 6, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

common side-blotched lizard Uta stansburiana

Observer

davidelchoma

Date

August 31, 2014 11:28 AM CDT

Description

Apologies for the poor image quality, but appears to be a common side-blotched lizard basking on the walls of the Lower Burro Pour-off

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana

Observer

davidelchoma

Date

August 31, 2014 11:00 AM CDT

Description

Observed foraging in the picnic area near Santa Elena Canyon in Big Bend National Park

Photos / Sounds

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What

Common Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana

Observer

hydaticus

Date

August 9, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Western Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana ssp. elegans

Observer

ariz

Date

August 29, 2014 11:45 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Western Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana ssp. elegans

Observer

ariz

Date

August 29, 2014 11:49 AM PDT

Description

Two individuals in this picture. Second picture shows individual in the front.

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana

Observer

steviekgold

Date

August 31, 2014 02:40 PM PDT

Description

About three inches long and moving very quickly when we attempted to hand capture.

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

daltosax

Date

August 20, 2014 10:34 AM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)
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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.