Common lesser earless lizard

The Common lesser earless lizard is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Common Lesser Earless Lizard has a shorter tail, lacks chevrons on the posterior third of the tail, and is smaller than the Elegant Earless Lizard. DISTRIBUTION: This lizard is distributed across southeastern Arizona. More

Common Lesser Earless Lizard (Holbrookia maculata) This lizard is similar to the zebra-tailed and greater earless lizard. However, it is smaller and drabber in coloration, lacking black bands on the underside of its tail. More

Common Lesser Earless Lizard (Holbrookia maculata) Common Lesser Earless Lizard Holbrookia maculata Eastern Collared Lizard (Crotaphytus collaris) Eastern Collared Lizard Crotaphytus collaris Eastern Fence Lizard (Sceloporus undulatus) Eastern Fence Lizard Sceloporus undulatus Great Plains Skink (Plestiodon More

In Arizona the Common Lesser Earless Lizard is found at elevations ranging from about 2,200’ to over 7,000’. HABITAT: Found in communities ranging from Semidesert Grassland, through Interior Chaparral, and into woodlands. It also enters Arizona Upland Sonoran Desertscrub in some localities. More

Common names

Common Earless Lizard in English - English
common lesser earless lizard in English - English
Lagartija-sorda menor in Spanish - español
lesser earless lizard in English - English
thermophila: Western Earless Lizard in English - English

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Order : Squamata
Family : Phrynosomatidae
Genus : Holbrookia
Species : Holbrookia maculata
Authority : Girard, 1851