Another little lizard at the Glen Canyon Dam. Not sure which kind.
Saw this lizard in a neighborhood in Palm Springs. It was out in the front lawn of a house, on a fence made of concrete that also had plantings in it.
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...