Juvenile colors. Female?
Relatively large lizard; over 12" long from snout to tip of tail. Distinct black and white collar stripes; brown and cream color mosaic pattern on back. Found basking on a large rock in Deep Canyon.
Mojave Black-collared Lizard found east of Bean Canyon within the Tehachapi Mountains
From past files . Merritt College herpetology class .
Zzyzx was the only place we saw these, and we saw several there, all super warm and active.
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...