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I love the colors of the Collared Lizard above and this guy was used for us to pull our colors from for our website.
What is a Collared Lizard
Below is a transcription of the above sign found at the Valley of Fire Visitor Center.
Collared Lizard – Crotaphytus collaris
Rocky terrain; canyons, arroyos, rocky outcrops with sparse vegetation
6 to 13 inches (15 to 33 cm) long; large head with conspicuous black and white collar across back of neck, flattened tail. Color: tan to olive, pale yellow crossbands. Mature males have blue-gray throat with black center, large dark blotches in the groin, while females show red-orange spots on sides. young are vividly crossbanded but lack throat coloring and groin blotches.
Insects, small lizards
Throughout much of the Great Basin, including southeastern Oregon and adjacent western Idaho, western Utah, Nevada, western Arizona, and southeastern California into northern Baja California.
Adaptation for Survival
Runs on hind legs when frightened. Fearsome appearance and coloring; harmless, but may bite if handled.
Likes to bask on large boulders. Wary and hard to catch during the heat of the day.