Eastern Tree Lizard

Urosaurus ornatus ornatus
(Baird & Girard 1852)
Val Verde Co., Texas. May 17, 1999.

Normally these small lizards rest vertically, with their heads pointing up or down, on trees and rock faces. They have small folds of skin running lengthwise on either side of the body, which are a good identifier at a distance. This one was spotted under an overhanging rock near the Devil’s River, and was chased out into the open for a picture.

My Flickr album for this species is here.

HerpMapper records for this species are here.

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