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.
in the Grand Canyon
Close photo (c) Shobi Lawalata
Crotaphytus bicinctores is a species of lizard 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 and their tail is more triangular...