Best looking Desert Collared Lizard I have ever see in the wild. Nice adult male basking in early morning sun of Death Valley on our first family trip there in May 2010.
Great Basin Collard Lizard (Crotaphytus bicinctores). Multiple sightings on S. Fork Trail (9W02) in Angeles National Forest just above S Fork Campground.
seen at chest level on a rock. appeared to shedding skin. 70+ degree day little breeze, and few clouds.
The Great Basin collared lizard, (Crotaphytus bicinctores) is a species of lizard also known as the Desert Collared Lizard or the Mohave Black Collared Lizard. It is very similar to the Common Collared Lizard, Crotaphytus collaris, in shape and size, but it lacks the bright extravagant colors. Males can be brown to orange and some red or pink on the belly. Females are more black or dark brown. C. bicintores have elongated scales near the nails...