A fortuitous find. While pulling off an old Mylar balloon that was tangled on some fallen Joshua Tree limbs, this little chap was underneath. After removing the debris, I replaced the limb as snugly as possible.
Habitat: 12 miles north of Kelso, higher altitude, at an unimproved campground within the Mojave National Preserve. > Found under a dead Joshua Tree trunk, dropped its tail...
Found under yucca litter on a Merritt College herpetology class .
Under a fallen Joshua tree limb, like they always are.
Found under a fallen Joshua Tree branch. Duh.
This X. vigilis was found under neither a Joshua tree.
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.