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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Great Basin fence lizard ~ 05/13/09 ~ Yosemite

best guess Great Basin fence lizard
best guess Sceloporus occidentalis longipes

As with the other lizards, I'm making my best guess as to ID. This lizard held quite still while I took numerous pictures of it. That's probably not the best thing for it to do since it looks like it lost some of its tail. I really liked the blue patches along its back and yellow patches on its throat and toes.

ps 05/04/10 - I had originally ID'd this as a Sierra fence lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis taylori), but I looked into it some more and we weren't at high enough elevations as this pic was taken near Mirror Lake.

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