Friday, April 10, 2009

One Year Ago Today: A Field Lizard

One year ago today, while out mapping some scrabbly slopes near Yerington, I came across this lizard, sunning itself on some skarn.
Still sunning.
Now running.

This lizard has yellow feet, a black-white-black neck band, brown and black bands on its back with white spots, and brown spots on its tail. If anyone knows what kind of lizard this is, please post in the comments. Thanks!

2 comments:

Darwin's Beagle said...

I believe it is a Collared Lizard.

Here is a link to a picture of one:

http://dwrcdc.nr.utah.gov/rsgis2/images/Photos/crotcoll.jpg

Silver Fox said...

That was fast! Thanks.

It sure looks like it could be a collared lizard, although this one seems particularly un-spotted compared to some, with more pics shown at Wikipedia.