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Northwestern Fence Lizard

For years, six subspecies of western fence lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis)¬† were recognized, mostly separated geographically. Currently, western fence lizards are being extensively studied. As a result of new DNA work it is expected that the taxonomy of S. occidentalis will … Continue reading

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Western Fence Lizard

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As soon as there is a warm, sunny day the western fence lizard (Sceloporus¬†occidentalis) comes out of its winter hibernation. Common in California and parts of nearby states, the western fence lizard is also called a blue belly or a … Continue reading

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