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Annual Call for Amorous Alligator Lizard Observations

Our wet winter across the western U.S. is likely to make for an excellent spring mating season for alligator lizards, and, we need your help to study their mating activity.

The Southern Alligator Lizard can be found from northern Baja California to southern Washington, and their close relative, the Northern Alligator Lizard, can be found from central California to southern British Columbia. Within the ranges of these two alligator lizard species are a handful of major museums, hundreds of universities, and thousands of biologists, so you might think we must know everything there is to know about alligator lizards. Unfortunately, like most other species on this planet, we still have a huge amount to learn about the basic natural history of alligator lizards.

Five years ago, we realized that we could use community science as a way to study mating behavior. At that time, there were only 3 dates for when Southern Alligator Lizards had been observed breeding that ...more ↓

Posted on April 13, 2019 13:57 by gregpauly gregpauly | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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Reptiles and Amphibians of Southern California (RASCals)—The goal of this project is to improve our knowledge of native and non-native reptiles and amphibians in southern California.

Southern California is home to 22.5 million people and has experienced dramatic urbanization and habitat modification. Observations will allow us to test how the ranges of various species have ...more ↓

Mini gregpauly created this project on June 07, 2013

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