Thursday, May 8, 2014

Riverside Place: Camouflage

Photo: Jonathan Vandiveer, May 7, 2014. Vandiveer reports the 5" long (snout to tip of tail) lizard posed for just a sec, showing off his perfect color adaption to Vandiveer's patio.  

This appears to be a Fence Lizard. California Herps points out there are 6 recognized subspecies in California, based on geographic variation, but also 4 "clades" with 11 genetic groups.  It is a common lizard in Southern California but can have variations in appearance.

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