Perched on fencepost near THS campsite on Honey Creek SNA.
found at Devil's River State Natural Area
One of four individuals observed around retaining walls and railings.
Urosaurus being very cooperative on a rock right next to me. Several found all over Independence Creek, I believe this was the only one reported from this section of the property.
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...