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Reptiles & Amphibians

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Western Fence Lizard - Sceloporus occidentalis

Great Basin Fence Lizard - Sceloporus occidentalis longipes

Baird, 1859 “1858”

Range Map

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Great Basin Fence Lizard Great Basin Fence Lizard Northwestern Fence Lizard
Adult, Jefferson County, Oregon Adult, Jefferson County, Oregon Adult male, Owyhee County, Idaho
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Great Basin Fence Lizard habitat Northwestern Fence Lizard habitat  
Habitat, 2,000 ft.,
Jefferson County, Oregon
Habitat, Owyhee County, Idaho
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Short Videos
Great Basin Fence Lizard Great Basin Fence Lizard Great Basin Fence Lizard
A female fence lizard runs across a wall in Riverside County and encounters a male who pursues her. She rejects him and he runs to an open spot on top of the wall and does a push-up display. A male fence lizard in Inyo County defensively showing his throat color and doing push-ups. Large, dark phase Great Basin Fence Lizards bask and eat ants off rocks in Inyo County.
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