Dunes Sagebrush Lizard

The Dunes Sagebrush Lizard is classified as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

The sand dune lizard (formerly known as the dunes sagebrush lizard) is a small reptile, from nose to tail about as long as a human hand. This blunt-nosed lizard has a rounded head, bright yellow eyes, and a faint yellow under-lip beneath its wide mouth. More

shinnery oak (and Dunes Sagebrush Lizards) were once dominant. While herbicide spraying has been outlawed in the sand dune lizard's New Mexico distribution, development for the oil industry has not ceased. Competition from other lizard species may be a threat as well. More

on the dunes sagebrush lizard, Sceloporus arenicolus, in New Mexico. Unpublished report, New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. Contract 80-516.6-01. * Painter et al. More

Common names

Dunes Sagebrush Lizard in English - English

Order : Squamata
Family : Phrynosomatidae
Genus : Sceloporus
Species : Sceloporus arenicolus
Authority : Degenhardt and Jones, 1972