Sonoran collared lizard (Crotaphytus nebrius)

The Sonoran collared lizard, Crotaphytus nebrius, is a collared lizard found in Arizona and Mexico. The lizard is a grayish-yellow with grayish-white spots, which are large down the middle of the body, and small on the sides. Adults are mainly only active during spring and summer, but the juveniles can be active until November.


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