Sierra Fence Lizard
Mono Hot Springs area, Ansel Adams Wilderness, Fresno County, California ...
Relatives in same Genus
Sagebrush Lizard (S. graciosus)
Mesquite Lizard (S. grammicus)
Desert Spiny Lizard (S. magister)
Western (S. occidentalis)
Texas Spiny Lizard (S. olivaceus)
Crevice Spiny Lizard (S.
Eastern Fence Lizard (Sceloporus undulatus)
Female, Orange Co., NC 7/5/03
A well-marked individual on the side of a railroad rail.
Scientific Name: Sceloporus undulatus
Size: 3.9-7.2 inches (10-18.4 cm) in length
PA Status: Species of special concern ...
Fence lizard in appropriate habitat (Zion NP)
General Description: Plateau Fence Lizard (Sceloporus tristichus) are small lizards (total length to about 6 inches with fairly coarse scales.
A few s in Contra Costa County.
Two Coast Range s observed during the breeding season in early May in San Benito County.
Eastern Fence Lizard (Sceloporus undulatus) by: Douthat
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4" - 7"
Feeds largely on flies and other small insects. Seen running on sand or in stumps, logs, or fences. Common in the Pine Barrens.
Northern Fence Lizard
(Sceloporus undulatatus hyacinthinus)
DESCRIPTION: 4-7 1/4" (10-18.4 cm). Dark band along rear of thigh. Gray to brown or rusty above, with wavy dark (female) to faint or absent (male) crossbars on back.
Adult male eastern s have shiny blue patches underneath.
Photo by JD Willson ...
Based on records in our database, in Shasta County the Western Fence Lizard is typically found at all elevations up to 1537m (5042ft). Maximum elevation we have a record for is 1632m (5352ft).
Reproduction and Young
Male by kaptainkory
Near Huntsville, Madison County, Arkansas, USA. . Male.
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Eastern Fence Lizard Sceloporus undulatus. Common and statewide in occurrence. Prefers dry, open woodlands and rocky areas. A conspicuous lizard that basks in open areas and runs when approached. Includes subspecies S. u.
Eastern (Sceloporus undulatus)
Texas Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma cornutum) - Introduced
Family Teiidae (Racerunners)
Six-Lined Racerunner (Cnemidophorus sexlineatus) ...
Eastern Fence Lizard
Sceloporus undulates hyacinthinus
Rough scaled. No stripes. Grayish in color and not shiny. Max SVL <3.4 inches (86 mm), total max length 7.2 inches (184 mm).
Sceloporus undulatus hyacinthintus
Unlike skinkcs, s belong to a group of rough-scaled reptiles called spiny lizards. They are tree climbers.
Northern Fence Lizard - Sceloporus undulatus
Description: 3 ½ - 7 ¼" (9 - 18.5 cm). Color varies from gray to brown. Distinct dark line running along the rear of the thigh. Males have purple to green/blue sides and throat.
The Southern , Sceloporus undulatus, is found from north to mid-central Florida. Females and young males are gray with black with white zigzagging patterns on their backs.
Common Swift or Fence Lizard - Sceloporus undulatus
Horned Toad, Texas Horned Lizard - Phrynosoma cornutum
Crevice Spiny Swift - Sceloporus poinsetti
Granite Spiny Lizard - Sceloporus orcutti
Mexican Emerald Swift - Sceloporus malachiticus ...
eastern (Sceloporous undulatus)
eastern garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis)
eastern glass lizard (Ophisaurus ventralis)
eastern hognose snake (Heterodon platyrhinos)
eastern kingsnake (Lampropeltis getula getula) ...
Fence lizards and five-lined skinks can easily be found on dry forested hillsides or around old buildings. Ground skinks are common in localized areas, though they are difficult to find because of their secretive nature.
Rub a pinky with a small lizard such as an anole, swift, or , to transfer some of the scent. Place a moistened section of a skin or shed skin from a lizard on the head and back of a pre-killed pinky.
Kahn  reported that western fence lizards (Sceloporus occidentalis) survived a serious chaparral fire by remaining in the soil beneath rocks.
See also: Lizard, Western Fence Lizard, Reptile, Snake, Sagebrush Lizard