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 Texas Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus olivaceus)




Texas Spiny Lizard | Sceloporus olivaceus photo
Texas Spiny Lizard, Sceloporus olivaceus from Austin, Texas

Photograph by LA Dawson. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)

Texas Spiny Lizard | Sceloporus olivaceus photo
Belly of a Texas Spiny Lizard

Photograph by LA Dawson. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)

TEXAS SPINY LIZARD FACTS

Classification
Class:Reptilia
Order:Squamata (Sauria)
Family:Phrynosomatidae
Genus:Sceloporus
Species:olivaceus
Common Name:Texas Spiny Lizard


Relatives in same Genus
  Sagebrush Lizard (S. graciosus)
  Mesquite Lizard (S. grammicus)
  Desert Spiny Lizard (S. magister)
  Western Fence Lizard (S. occidentalis)
  Crevice Spiny Lizard (S. poinsettii)
  Blue Spiny Lizard (S. serrifer)
  Eastern Fence Lizard (S. undulatus)