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

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Recent observations

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moyervides

Date

April 19, 2014 02:39 PM CDT

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What

Texas Spiny Lizard Sceloporus olivaceus

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samiam

Date

April 18, 2014 03:36 PM CDT

Description

Female

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Texas Spiny Lizard Sceloporus olivaceus

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rthomas123

Date

April 17, 2014 04:04 PM CDT

Description

April 17, 2014 - about 69 degrees.
Rescued from cat and released into brush pile. Approx 10" long nose to tail.

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What

Texas Spiny Lizard Sceloporus olivaceus

Observer

cyoung

Date

April 12, 2014 03:44 PM CDT

Description

S. olivaceus found burrowing under rocks in a flower bed near the guest quarters at Independence Creek Nature Preserve. The specimen is female, and gravid (pic included), leading me to believe she might be constructing a burrow to lay her eggs. Specimen was preserved and added to the University of Texas herp collection.

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Texas Spiny Lizard Sceloporus olivaceus

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marcopperman

Date

April 15, 2014 04:32 PM CDT

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Texas Spiny Lizard Sceloporus olivaceus

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adrianj

Date

April 11, 2014 02:52 PM CDT

Description

This was taken with a phone through my binoculars, which may account for the strange color?

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texas spiny lizard Sceloporus olivaceus

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markpyle

Date

April 9, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

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texas spiny lizard Sceloporus olivaceus

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markpyle

Date

April 10, 2014

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texas spiny lizard Sceloporus olivaceus

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markpyle

Date

April 10, 2014

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Texas Spiny Lizard Sceloporus olivaceus

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connor22

Date

April 11, 2014 01:30 PM CDT

Description

DOR

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juancruzado

Date

April 5, 2014

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What

texas spiny lizard Sceloporus olivaceus

Observer

mchlfx

Date

April 10, 2014

Description

One of the very first seen this season.

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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.