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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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What

texas spiny lizard Sceloporus olivaceus

Observer

laurastracke

Date

November 23, 2014 11:40 AM CST

Description

Texas spiny lizard found in the house. I let it outside. Was missing its tail.

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Texas Spiny Lizard Sceloporus olivaceus

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stbrtshaw

Date

November 22, 2014 10:57 AM CST

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Texas Spiny Lizard Sceloporus olivaceus

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timcole

Date

November 21, 2014 12:15 PM CST

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Texas Spiny Lizard Sceloporus olivaceus

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chuckd

Date

August 17, 2014

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Texas Spiny Lizard Sceloporus olivaceus

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chuckd

Date

April 12, 2014

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Texas spiny lizard Sceloporus olivaceus

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ashleytubbs

Date

March 13, 2012 09:44 PM CDT

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texas spiny lizard Sceloporus olivaceus

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mchlfx

Date

November 9, 2014

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(Somewhere...)

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Texas spiny Lizard Sceloporus olivaceus

Observer

bioblitzcoe

Date

November 7, 2014

Description

fairly common resident of most of Texas; its range also extends northward into Oklahoma and southward well into Mexico. It spends a great deal of time on fence posts and in trees where it searches for food, but can be encountered on rocks or on the ground as well.
They like to lay nests in our gardens. Note the beautiful bark like scaling :)
According to Coach we have a very large fellow on the campus. Please do not attempt to catch him if you find him. Be kind and snap a picture :)

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texas spiny lizard Sceloporus olivaceus

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sambiology

Date

November 7, 2014

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No photos or sounds

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Texas Spiny Lizard Sceloporus olivaceus

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mojavejohnson

Date

the past

Description

I've only seen a wild Texas spiny lizard once in 2012.

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Texas Spiny Lizard Sceloporus olivaceus

Observer

cellajones

Date

November 4, 2014 11:15 AM CST

Description

Basking on 90 degree day

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Texas Spiny Lizard Sceloporus olivaceus

Observer

cellajones

Date

October 27, 2014

Description

Approx. 5" from nose to tail, appears immature, triangular head, striped/barred back.

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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.