Animal captured by permitted herpetologist, and released immediately thereafter
Female? The blotches on the back are so distinctive but unlike other Uta I've seen.
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.
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.