Classification
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  • Spanish
    • Lagartija manchada norteña
  • 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
  • Seri
    • tozípla

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What

Common Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana

Observer

teachoutside

Date

November 17, 2014 02:00 PM PST

Description

This lizard began sunning itself on the top of a half-height galvanized rooftop. It allowed me to photograph it at length. After a time, a member of our group expressed a wish that we could catch a fly for it (it expressed interest in them as they flew by), and I retrieved a pseudoscorpion or sun spider, ~1" long, I had caught from my brother-in-law's bed in the morning. I carefully placed the container with the pseudoscorpion or sun spider in the direction in which I thought it would escape in a trajectory to be caught by the lizard. It was; the lizard caught it by its midsection and ran under the roof, out of sight. Within five minutes the lizard returned, defecated and urinated, and appeared to have a fatter belly.

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What

Common Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana

Observer

m_jon

Date

July 17, 2014 10:19 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Western Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana ssp. elegans

Observer

naturespotter

Date

November 18, 2014 05:55 PM PST

Description

Appears to be a juvenile; some details are hard to see but it lacks the "silky" look found in S. graciosus with its smaller, less spiny scales. Photo by Paul Montanez.

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What

Common Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana

Observer

hinayang

Date

the past

Description

Southern Alligator Lizard belongs to Chordata. It placed on family Anguidae. The south Alligator lizard has a long, somewhat prehensile tail.

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What

Common Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana

Observer

m_jon

Date

August 8, 2013 08:47 AM PDT

Description

Western fence lizard or side-blotch. This was the only photo I got.

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What

common side-blotched lizard Uta stansburiana

Observer

rslee

Date

September 9, 2014

Description

Common Side-blotched Lizard sunning on a rock in the alluvial scrub community.

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Observer

bhollingsworth

Date

November 15, 2014 02:56 PM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Rancho El Chivato. Female

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

bhollingsworth

Date

November 15, 2014 02:55 PM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Rancho El Chivato. Male

Photos / Sounds

What

Western Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana ssp. elegans

Observer

m_jon

Date

August 5, 2013 07:27 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Common Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana

Observer

finatic

Date

November 8, 2014 08:34 AM PST

Description

Imperial County, California, US

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What

Western Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana ssp. elegans

Observer

gregpauly

Date

November 9, 2014 12:16 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

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What

Common Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana

Observer

haleycg

Date

November 9, 2014 10:20 AM PST

Description

About 2 feet from another Uta on a sidewalk

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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.