Striped plateau lizard

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

escape costs in striped plateau lizards in early May. They cannot be generalized to all species, ecological conditions, and reproductive states. Enough must be known about the natural history and social structure of a species to base predictions on social costs. In S. More

Striped Plateau Lizards in the Chiricahua Mountains. More

of the striped plateau lizard (Sceloporus virgatus) for three years in the Chiricahua Mountains of SE Arizona. Individuals tend to use the same habitat, slope, and site within and among years. More

Striped plateau lizards (Sceloporus virgatus) live in high-elevation pine-oak woodlands in the southwestern U.S. and Mexico. They can be over six inches long and they eat insects. (Photo by David Sanders). More

Above: The Striped Plateau Lizard is a high-elevation specialist found only very locally in the U.S. (Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona, 8/7/2008). More

striped plateau lizard, Sceloporus virgatus Canadian Journal of Zoology 74: 2025-2030 * Smith, Geoffrey R. 1997. More

DISTRIBUTION: In Arizona the Striped Plateau Lizard is found only in the Chiricahua and Peloncillo mountains. It occurs at elevations ranging from about 4,800’ to over 8,500'. More

The Striped Plateau 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

Female striped plateau lizards develop orange throat patches during the reproductive season that are absent on conspecific males. More

Common names

Lagartija-escamosa rayada in Spanish - español
striped plateau lizard in English - English

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Order : Squamata
Family : Phrynosomatidae
Genus : Sceloporus
Species : Sceloporus virgatus
Authority : Smith, 1938