1
$\begingroup$

enter image description here

It was found in El Paso Texas. It was very scared and weak when I found it. But I bought it a small aquarium and some food to make sure it’s ok before I let it go. It’s tail is broken off. It have blue and yellow dots on top of it and I think it’s a male. Can someone tell me about this lizard?

$\endgroup$
1
  • $\begingroup$ Yeah, I agree that it looks like a Fence Lizard. The "scared and weak" is almost certainly related to the missing tail - indications that it had a close encounter with a predator like a house cat or maybe a bird. $\endgroup$ Commented May 22, 2018 at 19:23

1 Answer 1

3
$\begingroup$

My guess is that you have in your a hand a lizard of the Genus Sceloporus , and perhaps Sceloporus occidentalis longipes.

Commonly called the Great Basin fence lizard is a subspecies of the western fence lizard . It is genrally found in the western part of North America

enter image description here

enter image description here

Here is a link to a guide of small spiny lizards .

$\endgroup$

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .