Crevice spiny lizard

The Crevice spiny 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 Crevice Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus poinsettii) is a small, phrynosomadtid lizard which can be found in the Chihuahuan desert, in US states of Texas and New Mexico, and in the Mexican states of Chihuahua and Coahuila. More

"New Mexico Crevice Spiny Lizard," but that is much too long. Future editions of the CNAH common names list will use "New Mexico Spiny Lizard" for this race. More

Crevice Spiny Lizards are members of a large family of small lizards. These hardy lizards are found in the dry, rocky mountain slopes of New Mexico, northern Mexico and Texas. They can be kept in groups with only one male per group. More

Native to the Chihuahuan Desert, the Northern Crevice Spiny Lizard is named for the texture of its scales. Males of the species bare patches of blue on each side of their belly similar to the markings found on the Texas Spiny Lizard. More

The Crevice Spiny 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

be a Crevice Spiny Lizard, a species which I had hoped to see while in New Mexico. Fortunately the rock it had vanished beneath was not too large to turn, and when I did I was happy to discover that it housed not one but two Crevice Spiny Lizards. More

Common names

crevice spiny lizard in English - English
Stachelleguan in German - Deutsch

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Order : Squamata
Family : Phrynosomatidae
Genus : Sceloporus
Species : Sceloporus poinsettii
Authority : Baird and Girard, 1852