Lifer, found on a rock up in the mountains while on field survey with SDNHM.
Given that my "original" Sagebrush Lizard sighting from 10/8/2010 at Antelope Island SP, UT was probably a female Side-blotched Lizard (see photo for that sighting), this date and location is my earliest "first" Sagebrush Lizard sighting. Although I don't have any photos for confirmation, I was with my herpetology class, so our ID has little reason to be in doubt.
Sunning along the trail.
Common sagebrush lizard.
On dry rocks along Cleetwood Trail descending to Crater Lake
The sagebrush lizard (Sceloporus graciosus) is a common species of phrynosomatid lizard found at mid to high altitudes in the western United States of America. It belongs to the genus Sceloporus (spiny lizards) in the Phrynosomatidae family of reptiles. Named after the sagebrush plants near which it is commonly found, the sagebrush lizard has keeled and spiny scales running along its dorsal surface.