We only saw one of these and lucky to get a few pics of it before it got away.
3rd one photographed, this one I caught temporarily so I could get pics of colorful throat and belly.
2nd one photographed.
The lizards were definitely out during our hike around the summit of south mountain in Phoenix. We saw 4 species: side blotch (10-15), ornate tree (5), chuckwallas (7) and a whiptail. Saw a handful of tree lizards on the rocks and got a few pics, they are very fast and blend in with the rocks.
This is a bad pic but I saw the lizard clearly with my eyes and it was an ornate tree lizard. I saw a handful of these lizards but could not get any better pics.
We saw a bunch of these in the dunes.
Basking in Presidio County near Marfa
Found in heavily wooded area/limestone bluffs along creek.
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...