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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
  • Seri
    • tozípla
  • Spanish
    • Lagartija manchada norteña

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Recent observations

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What

Western Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana ssp. elegans

Observer

jmaughn

Date

March 5, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Western Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana ssp. elegans

Observer

lgordon

Date

May 7, 2011

Description

Animal captured by permitted herpetologist, and released immediately thereafter

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Common Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana

Observer

gbentall

Date

February 24, 2015 03:28 PM PST

Description

Female? The blotches on the back are so distinctive but unlike other Uta I've seen.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Western Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana ssp. elegans

Observer

jmaughn

Date

February 23, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Western Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana ssp. elegans

Observer

jmaughn

Date

February 22, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Common Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana

Observer

npollock66

Date

May 25, 2007

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana

Observer

sidesplotch

Date

January 15, 2015 11:08 AM PST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Common Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana

Observer

npollock66

Date

March 22, 2010

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Western Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana ssp. elegans

Observer

irelandprez

Date

the past

Description

Saw 11 different individuals of on e and/or several different lizard species, on a hike up in the Baldwin Hills Overlook. I need help identifying the exact species.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Western Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana ssp. elegans

Observer

nlaroche

Date

February 19, 2015 01:26 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

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What

Western Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana ssp. elegans

Observer

jaykeller

Date

February 16, 2015 11:37 AM PST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana

Observer

jay

Date

February 13, 2015 04:08 PM MST
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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.