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Texas Rose-bellied Lizard Sceloporus variabilis marmoratus

 

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Texas Rose-bellied Lizard
credit: DarinU/CCSA

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Family: Phrynosomatidae, Earless and Horned Lizards view all from this family



Description Spiny. Greenish/brown-tan. Dorsolateral stripe with spots down midline. Belly has pink patch, thighs have indentation. Unmarked belly on females. 59 scales on uppersides.


Dimensions 9.5-14cm. (3 3/4-5 1/2")


Breeding Breeds throughout year. Eggs laid at the base of a tree or in rotting logs. 1-5 eggs in a clutch.


Habitat Arid areas to 7,500' (2,200m) above sea level.


Range Texas to Mexico.


Discussion Diurnal. Forages among leaf litter for insects. Main diet includes beetles, grasshoppers and bugs.


 

 

 

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