Love Creek Preserve, overcast, ~68 degrees F
It was clinging onto a post oak within our campsite during the afternoon, allowing me to take several pictures of it. It was completely still and remained there for at least 4 hours. It was extremely camouflaged with the tree's bark.
Found on road at 11:44 pm
Adult gravid female found at "Cave Without A Name". Imaged only.
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...