Brush Lizard

The Brush 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 long-tailed brush lizard, Urosaurus graciosus, occurs in the Mojave and northwestern Sonoran Deserts in the states of California, Arizona, Nevada, Sonora, and Baja California. More

Baja california brush lizard; Common brush-tailed possum; Asiatic brush-tailed porcupine; Brush-tailed rock wallaby; Brush-tailed marsupial rat; African brush-tailed porcupine; Spiny-tailed lizard; Asian long-tailed lizard; Sail-tailed lizard; Zebra-tailed lizard; Curly-tailed lizard; Yellow-crowned brush-tailed rat; Blue-tailed tree lizard; Viscaino zebra-tailed lizard; Western More

Long-tailed Brush Lizard; note the enlarged scaled down the center of the back. Long-tailed Brush Lizard (Urosaurus graciosus) Long-tailed Brush Lizard; note the white belly with small, granular scales and a well-developed gular fold. More

Long-tailed Brush Lizard on a branch resting motionless and relying on its camouflage to stay hidden. A Long-tailed Brush Lizard moves along a branch. More

graciosus shannoni, the Arizona brush lizard, is found. Crother et al., 2000 designate the standard English name as Arizona Long-tailed Brush Lizard. By Erik F. More

Description: A close up scenic picture taken of a brush lizard found in the habitats of Marin County, California. More

Long-tailed Brush Lizard (Urosaurus graciousus), potographed in San Bernadino Co., CA. All text and photographs More

DIET: The Long-tailed Brush Lizard eats a variety of insects, spiders, and occasionally some plant material. REPRODUCTION: This lizard lays one or two clutches of eggs in spring or summer. Clutch size ranges from 2 to 10 eggs. By Thomas C. More

The Cape black-tailed brush lizard is a small lizard (44-to 50-mm snout-vent length, Stebbins 1985), endemic to the Cape Region, B.C.S., M More

The Brush 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

Brush Lizard (Urosaurus graciosus) in Riverside County, California. Photograph by Ben Lowe. License: Public Domain. More

Common names

Brush Lizard in English - English
Lagartija-arbolera cola larga in Spanish - espaƱol
long-tailed brush lizard in English - English

Order : Squamata
Family : Phrynosomatidae
Genus : Urosaurus
Species : Urosaurus graciosus
Authority : Hallowell, 1854