Please help ID this backyard lizard

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zoutedrop
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Please help ID this backyard lizard

Post by zoutedrop » May 8th, 2015, 12:17 pm

Hi all,

This beautiful lizard is living in my backyard. I think it maybe a Desert Spiny Lizard.

Home is in the Phoenix metro area. Photographed this week.

Really excited about this encounter.

Matt

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Re: Please help ID this backyard lizard

Post by Mike VanValen » May 8th, 2015, 12:19 pm

Yes, desert spiny lizard. Nice one!

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Re: Please help ID this backyard lizard

Post by Ribbit » May 9th, 2015, 7:52 pm

I second that -- a beautiful lizard! In case you haven't already found it, the website http://www.reptilesofaz.org is a great resource for your state.

John

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