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Side-blotched Lizard (Uta stansburiana)
side-blotched lizard DESCRIPTION: L=5.5" (14cm). Overall coloration variable but typically brown to gray with speckles. Has a black blotch behind each foreleg (but sometimes faint or absent).
NATURAL HISTORY: Carnivorous, eating mostly small arthropods. Diurnal. Stays mostly on the ground (rarely seen in trees). One of the most common lizard in arid habitats in the southwest. Frequently see head-bobbing behavior. Lays eggs.