Great Basin Collared Lizard (Crotaphytus bicinctores), Hermit Trail, Grand Canyon National Park
Juvenile, female. Note RED spots on lower hip. They are bilateral raised scales.
Observed adult eating a grasshopper.
Observed adult basking in the sun on a rock at 16:35.
Observed adult basking in the sun on a rock at 16:24.
Observed basking in the sun.
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...