70F, 55% Humidity
Found on a small, bare shrub within a relatively open, scrubby area, 100ft from a cliff face into the valley below. Relatively slow-moving, and didn't have anywhere to climb further upwards, so relatively easily captured by hand. Bright blue under, and had clearly regrown a lost tail.
This one had a broken/regenerated tail, so it was shorter than expected for this species.
Found sunning on a rock face at Enchanted Rock.
Sunning in the open on warm granite boulder.
24ºC, 60% Humidity, 30% Cloud cover, 70% Tree Cover
USA, TX, Gillespie Co.:
Enchanted Rock SNA
Found sitting on top of a large granite boulder near lots of cracks to hide in. Other individuals present in the area within 5'.
Found camouflaged and splayed out on a boulder in the shade out of the wind. Remained still until I was within 6" of it, and then skittered away very quickly to another boulder a few feet away. Was not inclined to go far if disturbed.
Multiple individuals sighted in this area, though I was only able to photograph this one. Most were close to cacti or bushes that they used as refuge, but were observed sitting on boulders prior to fleeing.
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...