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

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Recent observations

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What

Texas Spiny Lizard Sceloporus olivaceus

Observer

tonyrod

Date

August 21, 2014 02:20 PM CDT

Description

This beauty was hanging out in the woodpile this afternoon.

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What

Texas Spiny Lizard Sceloporus olivaceus

Observer

tonyrod

Date

June 5, 2011 02:24 PM CDT

Description

Another great bug eater.

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What

Texas Spiny Lizard Sceloporus olivaceus

Observer

gcwarbler

Date

July 21, 2014

Description

This confiding lizard stayed pretty close to me as I raked and spread some mulch and leaf litter in the back yard. He enjoyed the munchies I was serving up.

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What

Texas Spiny Lizard Sceloporus olivaceus

Observer

mevans23

Date

August 14, 2014 11:54 AM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Texas Spiny Lizard Sceloporus olivaceus

Observer

rthomas123

Date

July 5, 2014 12:45 PM CDT

Description

Approx. 9" in length
Rescued from cat

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What

Texas Spiny Lizard Sceloporus olivaceus

Observer

blubayou

Date

August 16, 2014 01:38 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Texas Spiny Lizard Sceloporus olivaceus

Observer

rehb

Date

August 15, 2014 07:05 PM CST

Description

Young Texas Spiny Lizard making use of its camouflage on a Redbud tree in the garden.
In the second photo you can see we held a measuring tape next to it to gauge its size - 3 and 1/2 inches from nose to tail.

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What

Texas spiny lizard Sceloporus olivaceus

Observer

oz4caster

Date

July 12, 2014 11:51 AM CDT

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What

Texas Spiny Lizard Sceloporus olivaceus

Observer

kucycads

Date

August 8, 2014

Description

juvenile

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What

texas spiny lizard Sceloporus olivaceus

Observer

davidelchoma

Date

August 7, 2014 10:20 AM CDT

Description

Observed basking on rock in dry streambed of greenbelt.

Photos / Sounds

What

texas spiny lizard Sceloporus olivaceus

Observer

davidelchoma

Date

August 7, 2014 10:10 AM CDT

Description

Observed basking on log in dry streambed of greenbelt.

Photos / Sounds

What

Texas Spiny Lizard Sceloporus olivaceus

Observer

caudisona

Date

August 4, 2014 07:02 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Juvenile hatched from single egg found in our garden. Egg found 24 May, hatched today. Released alive back in yard, not into jar.

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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.