Un macho en un sitio rocoso, desprovisto de cobertura vegetal.
10:27 AM. 1,332 ft elevation.
Ornate Tree Lizard (Urosaurus ornatus)?
Parque National de Huatulco - Cacaluta
Private property, not open to the public.
Running on large rock. Very active. Sunny day.
The genus Urosaurus (the tree and brush lizards) belongs to the New World iguanian family Phrynosomatidae. They can be distinguished from members of the genus Sceloporus by the presence of a gular (under neck) fold and granular lateral scales. They can be distinguished from members of the genus Uta by the presence of enlarged (sometimes only slightly) dorsal scales. It has been used as a model system in lizard life-history studies, and populations produce two or...