Assessor(s): Hammerson, G.A., Frost, D.R. & Gadsden, H. Reviewer(s): Cox, N., Chanson, J.S. & Stuart, S.N. (Global Reptile Assessment Coordinating Team). ZEBRA-TAILED LIZARD Callisaurus draconoides. DESCRIPTION: A medium- sized (up to mm or 4″ from snout to vent), tan to yellowish tan lizard with long, . Adult male, Kern County. Western Zebra-tailed Lizard. Breeding adult female, Kern County. Western Zebra-tailed Lizard. Adult female, Kern County, Adult female.
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The zebra-tailed lizard Callisaurus draconoides is a species of phrynosomatid lizard endemic to the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico.
In addition, the tail of C. Mammals that may prey on zebra-tailed lizards include kit foxescoyotesand gray foxes. Belly markings in zebra-tailed lizards vary by location, occurring at or in front of their mid-body region.
A new lizard of the genus Callisaurus from Sonora. Eifler and Eifler, ; Ord, et al. Paris, 4th Series, Vol. Females have no blue patches, and the black bars are either faint or completely absent.
Structure of shells of eggs of Callisaurus draconoides Reptilia, Squamata, Iguanidae. This most likely indicates that there are no serious conservation concerns for the animal. In summer, zebra-tailed lizards typically lay 2 to 8 eggswhich hatch from July to November. Most of them were young, like these two, but we did see a few adults. Field observations on some amphibians and reptiles of Pima County, Arizona. Ecology of the iguanid lizard Callisaurus draconoides.
Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 36 3: However, hatchlings of C. Gestation lasts for 48 to 62 days. Phoenix, AZ Degenhardt, W.
An annotated cxllisaurus and key to the reptiles of Mexico exclusive of the snakes. Amphibians and Reptiles in Colorado. The intensity of coloration typically changes with temperature. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.
Pianka and Parker, ; Vitt and Ohmart, Primary Diet carnivore insectivore Animal Foods mammals reptiles eggs carrion dallisaurus terrestrial non-insect arthropods terrestrial worms Plant Foods leaves flowers Predation Snakes are common predators of zebra-tailed lizards and include red coachwhip snakespine snakesglossy snakeseastern kingsnakeswestern patch-nosed snakesand long-nosed snakes. USNM [crinitus] Holotype: A pale thin lizard with very long legs and a long flat tail with black crossbars.
A pink or peach spot often marks callisautus throat. Journal of Herpetology 46 2: As we walked our dogs in the morning around the immense Coyote Howls campground, the local lizards began to come out for their morning basks.
Western Zebra-tailed Lizard – Callisaurus draconoides rhodostictus
Adest, Gary Andrew During breeding season, males exhibit a patch of metallic green-blue, sometimes orange and yellow, on the sides of callisajrus bodies and the lighter areas on their throat become pink. Callisaurus draconoides is a terrestrial lizard that lives in deserts or in semi-arid habitats with lose sandy soil. However, more than 1 clutch can be laid during a season. Zebra-tailed lizards range in size from acllisaurus.
It is occasionally encountered sleeping on the surface on warm nights.
Average clutch size is 4 eggs, with each egg approximately 8 x 15 mm in size.