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Common Side-blotched Lizard
(Uta stansburiana)

Side Blotched Lizard (Female)

Side Blotched Lizard (Male)

The Common Side-blotched Lizard is a small lizard with a small dark patch of scales on each side just behind the front limbs. The lizard is common from central Washington south into Baja California and Mexico, from below sea level to 9,000 feet in elevation. There are 4 races of Common Side-blotched Lizard. The local race is the Western Side-blotched Lizard ( U. s. elegans).

Status: Not protected
Habitat: Arid and semi-arid habitats
Diet: Insects, scorpions, spiders, mites, ticks, and sowbugs
Breeding Season: March through August
Typical number of eggs per clutch: 1-8 with multiple clutches
Adult mean* snout-vent length: 4.6 cm
Adult active period on the Preserve: Nearly year round
Hatchling mean* snout-vent length: 2.7 cm
Hatchling active period on the Preserve: July through December (see graph)

*mean measurement of individuals captured in the San Bernardino Valley by Museum researchers

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