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    • Sceloporus olivaceus
    • Sceloporus floridanus
    • Sceloporus spinosus floridanus
    • Sceloporus thayerii
  • English
    • Texas Spiny Lizard
  • Spanish
    • lagartija espinosa del noreste

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Texas Spiny Lizard Sceloporus olivaceus

Observer

gabesed

Date

December 7, 2016 02:32 PM CST

Description

Was seen near a few Mexican Buckeyes. Just hanging out on the tree. Did not move when approached. Don't know what type of lizard this is, but is native to the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve on Concordia University.

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Texas Spiny Lizard Sceloporus olivaceus

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wthattny

Date

December 6, 2016

Description

Found in heavily wooded area of mixed oak and cedar. I was clearing with a chainsaw and it came out from around the trunk of a large cedar.

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Texas Spiny Lizard Sceloporus olivaceus

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williamv0123

Date

July 22, 2016 06:37 PM CDT

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Texas Spiny Lizard Sceloporus olivaceus

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cullen

Date

November 6, 2016 11:50 AM CST

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Texas Spiny Lizard Sceloporus olivaceus

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bexinparks

Date

November 24, 2016 04:10 PM CST

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Texas Spiny Lizard Sceloporus olivaceus

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mattrobbins

Date

November 30, 2016 01:53 PM CST

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Texas Spiny Lizard Sceloporus olivaceus

Observer

brushfreeman

Date

May 2, 2008 07:51 PM CDT

Description

nest with eggs

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Texas Spiny Lizard Sceloporus olivaceus

Observer

wild-about-texas

Date

November 29, 2016 04:26 PM CST

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Found in residential pool...

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Texas Spiny Lizard Sceloporus olivaceus

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santillanaale

Date

November 12, 2016 04:08 PM CST

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Texas Spiny Lizard Sceloporus olivaceus

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nanofishology

Date

November 25, 2016 02:22 PM CST

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Texas Spiny Lizard Sceloporus olivaceus

Observer

aguilita

Date

October 21, 2016

Description

Texas Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus olivaceus)

21 October 2016
Avondale Park
Denton, Denton County, Texas

A not yet fully grown Texas Spiny Lizard apparently killed by a domestic cat. When we chanced upon the carcass the ants had barely begun to size up their work and likely therefore it had not been dead long.

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Texas Spiny Lizard Sceloporus olivaceus

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wadebeason

Date

November 23, 2016 12:27 PM CST
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Description from Wikipedia

The Texas spiny lizard (Sceloporus olivaceus) is a species of phrynosomatid lizard native to the south central United States, in the states of Texas and Oklahoma, and northeastern Mexico in the states of Coahuila, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas, and San Luis Potosí. They are quite common throughout their range, where they can be found in trees or on fences.

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Conservation Summary

    Source: IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.4. http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/spatial-data. Downloaded March 2011.
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