|Side-blotched Lizard (Uta stansburiana)|
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.