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.
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.
nest with eggs
Found in residential pool...
Texas Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus olivaceus)
21 October 2016
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.
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.