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  • English
    • Desert Night Lizard
  • Scientific Names
    • Xantusia vigilis
  • Seri
    • cozíxoj
  • Spanish
    • Lagartija nocturna del desierto

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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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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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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

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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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Desert Night Lizard Xantusia vigilis

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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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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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Desert Night Lizard Xantusia vigilis

Observer

robert_twombley

Date

May 21, 2014

Description

This Xantusia vigilis, is a recapture from May 10, 2014. It was first caught underneath a flower pot. When released from taking photo it ran underneath the wicker basket. It as not been observed again until today when seen back underneath the wicker basket. On a daily base I look at the same spots with in the yard. This is the exact spot from the observation of Sceloporus uniformis was observed on May 18, 2014. The X vigilis was observed to be shedding on the a small area on the admen and foot still need to come off.

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Desert Night Lizard Xantusia vigilis

Observer

smtrujil

Date

May 10, 2014 01:59 PM PDT

Description

Found in dead Joshua tree

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Desert Night Lizard Xantusia vigilis

Observer

danielletran

Date

May 6, 2014 01:13 PM PDT

Description

Caught and released for UCLA study course

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Desert Night Lizard Xantusia vigilis

Observer

ksmith53

Date

May 10, 2014

Description

Found after breaking into Joshua trees in the foothills of the Granite Mountains. Dark coloration with black band across both eyes.

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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.