Canyon lizard

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

The Canyon Lizard (Sceloporus merriami) is a species of lizard native to the southern United States in the state of Texas, and northern Mexico in the states of Coahuila, Durango and Chihuahua. The epithet merriami is in honor of American zoologist Clinton Hart Merriam. More

The Presidio Canyon Lizard (Sceloporus merriami longipunctatus) is a subspecies of the Canyon Lizard native to a narrow range in the Big Bend region of the US state of Texas and into adjacent states northern Mexico. More

Stone Canyon Lizard - Lizard on ridge above Stone Canyon. (March 2009) Copper Queen Tortoise - Tortoise near mouth of Copper Queen Canyon. More

The Canyon Lizard is from the order Squamata. Species from this order are amphisbaenians, lizards or snakes. There are over 6,000 living species belonging to the squamata order - it is the largest order of all reptiles. More

Crater Lake CurvatureGolden Marmot in the RockiesChaco BrickChaco Canyon LizardGrand Canyon PanoramaSpruce House RuinsMakarora Car More

Common names

canyon lizard in English - English
Lagartija-escamosa de cañón in Spanish - español
merriami: Merriam's Canyon Lizard in English - English

Order : Squamata
Family : Phrynosomatidae
Genus : Sceloporus
Species : Sceloporus merriami
Authority : Stejneger, 1904