Another puzzling (to me) small lizard, climbing down a palm tree. There is a real contrast between the dark upperparts and paler underparts. Not Sceloporus, I think, scales don't look very keeled?
Registrado en un arbol de Mangle negro, en las orillas del sistema lagunar de mar muerto en Oaxaca.
Wow! These guys are pretty! My first time seeing on, that I know of.
this lizard lives in an oak tree, but is often seen foraging in a nearby tool shop
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...