Southeastern Arizona Trip... Lizards, desert tortoise

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Southeastern Arizona Trip... Lizards, desert tortoise

Post by mothman » September 15th, 2015, 10:58 am

This is a continuation of the pictures from my trip to southeastern Arizona during August covering the incredible diversity and abundance of lizards. I thought the Caribbean islands had abundant lizards until I saw the numbers in Arizona.

Gila Monster (Heloderma suspectum)
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Madrean Alligator Lizard (Elgaria kingii)Image

Canyon Spotted Whiptail (Aspidoscelis burti)Image

Canyon Spotted Whiptail (Aspidoscelis burti)Image

Chihuahuan Spotted Whiptail (Aspidoscelis exsanguis)Image

Sonoran Spotted Whiptail (Aspidoscelis sonorae)Image

Desert Grassland Whiptail (Aspidoscelis uniparens)Image

Tiger (aka Western) Whiptail (Aspidoscelis tigris)Image

Greater Short-horned Lizard (Phrynosoma hernandesi)Image

Round-tailed Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma modestum), juvenile found by Tim Dayton and his friend Gary
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Yarrow’s Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus jarrovii)Image

Yarrow’s Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus jarrovii)
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Yarrow’s Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus jarrovii), juvenile
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Clark’s Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus clarkii) Image

Clark’s Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus clarkii) Image

Desert Spiny Lizard (Sceloporous magister)Image

Desert Spiny Lizard (Sceloporous magister)Image

Striped Plateau Lizard (Sceloporus virgatus)Image

Southwestern Fence Lizard (Sceloporus cowlesi)Image

Schott’s Ornate Tree Lizard (Urosaurus ornatus schottii)Image

Schott’s Ornate Tree Lizard (Urosaurus ornatus schottii)Image

Side-blotched lizard (Uta stansburiana), male
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Side-blotched lizard (Uta stansburiana), female
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Greater Earless Lizard (Cophosaurus texanus), male
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Greater Earless Lizard (Cophosaurus texanus), male
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Greater Earless Lizard (Cophosaurus texanus), female
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Greater Earless Lizard (Cophosaurus texanus), female
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Common Lesser Earless Lizard (Holbrookia maculata)Image

Elegant Earless Lizard (Holbrookia elegans), female
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Elegant Earless Lizard (Holbrookia elegans), female
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Elegant Earless Lizard (Holbrookia elegans), female
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Elegant Earless Lizard (Holbrookia elegans), male
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Zebra-tailed Lizard (Callisaurus draconoides), male
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Zebra-tailed Lizard (Callisaurus draconoides), female
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[Long-nose Leopard Lizard (Gambelia wislizenii)
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Desert Iguana (Dipsosaurus dorsalis)Image

Sonoran Spiny-tailed Iguana (Ctenosaura macrolopha) walking on the grounds of the Sonora Desert Museum
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Western Banded Gecko (Coleonyx variegatus) found by Tim Dayton and his friend Gary
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Desert Tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) Image


Filigree Skimmer
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Red Rock Skimmer
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What a fantastic trip this proved to be. I also observed and photographed seven species of hummingbirds and a few other species of birds and mammals. I will post these in the bird forum.
Mitch

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Re: Southeastern Arizona Trip... Lizards, desert tortoise

Post by cbernz » September 15th, 2015, 11:15 am

Great stuff. The dragons are Filigree Skimmer and Red Rock Skimmer, respectively.

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Re: Southeastern Arizona Trip... Lizards, desert tortoise

Post by mothman » September 15th, 2015, 3:10 pm

cbernz wrote:Great stuff. The dragons are Filigree Skimmer and Red Rock Skimmer, respectively.
Thanks for the identification of the dragonflies and your kind comments.

Mitch

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Re: Southeastern Arizona Trip... Lizards, desert tortoise

Post by Ribbit » September 19th, 2015, 2:47 pm

Great stuff! You got a lot of excellent photos of lizards that don't always want to sit still.

John

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