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  • English
    • Desert Night Lizard
  • Scientific Names
    • Xantusia vigilis
  • Seri
    • coz√≠xoj
  • Spanish
    • Lagartija nocturna del desierto

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Desert Night Lizard Xantusia vigilis

Observer

robert_twombley

Date

May 27, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

This X. vigilis was found under neither a Joshua tree.

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Desert Night Lizard Xantusia vigilis

Observer

fundad

Date

May 22, 2010

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Desert Night Lizard Xantusia vigilis

Observer

aroseto

Date

October 30, 2014

Description

Found under a board within a property which is currently being graded out for a wind turbine farm development. The individual desert night lizard was relocated away from the construction activity.

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Desert Night Lizard Xantusia vigilis

Observer

joaaelst

Date

May 9, 2014 10:11 PM PDT

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What

Desert Night Lizard Xantusia vigilis

Observer

gregwatson

Date

June 10, 2014 07:00 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Desert night lizard, caught indoors, photographed and released. Appears to have regenerated its tail.

I see these several times per year around my work site, which has no Joshua trees or other yuccas (apparently one of their preferred habitats) within 1/2 km.

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What

Desert Night Lizard Xantusia vigilis

Observer

gregwatson

Date

April 23, 2013 07:00 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Desert Night Lizard

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Desert Night Lizard Xantusia vigilis

Observer

caitrindoles

Date

May 10, 2014

Description

Desert Night Lizard found in the dead yucca by Granite Mountain. Its tail looked like it was regrowing.

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What

Desert Night Lizard Xantusia vigilis

Observer

robert_twombley

Date

May 27, 2014

Description

Time -
started - 7:12 p.m.
(Location my home )
Observed - 7:23

This X. vigilis was observed under a Joshua tree branch in a fragmented desert lot.

Weather -
Temp - 86.0
Wind - 7.0 from SW
Humidity - 19%

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What

Desert Night Lizard Xantusia vigilis

Observer

heidibeswick

Date

May 7, 2014 02:49 PM HST

Description

UCLA Field Biology Quarter 2014

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Desert Night Lizard Xantusia vigilis

Observer

ariz

Date

May 20, 2014 06:21 PM PDT

Description

Herpetofaunal inventory of the Old Woman Mountains, UCLA Field Biology Course

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What

Desert Night Lizard Xantusia vigilis

Observer

ariz

Date

May 20, 2014 10:50 AM PDT

Description

Herpetofaunal inventory of the Old Woman Mountains, UCLA Field Biology Course

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What

Desert Night Lizard Xantusia vigilis

Observer

steviekgold

Date

May 20, 2014 10:51 AM PDT

Description

Spotted under a downed, dead yucca. Two others were seen in adjacent yucca as well as a small scorpion.
Herpetofaunal inventory of the Old Woman Mountains, UCLA Field Biology Course.

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Description from Wikipedia

The Desert Night Lizard Xantusia vigilis is a night lizard native to southern California east of the Sierras and San Gabriel Mountains into Baja California, southern Nevada, southwestern Utah and extreme western Arizona.