Collared Lizard

Crotaphytus bicinctores?

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Collared Lizards can be identified by two black collars around their neck, hence their name.  Females are less colourful then males, except for during breeding season when orange spotting and stripes appear on the body and neck. Collared Lizards are one of only a few lizards that can run using their hind legs, this is known as bipedal locomotion.

Home: Native to deserts of the USA.

Diet: Invertebrates and other smaller lizards.

Lifestyle: Spend much of their time amongst rocky areas with sparse vegetation, residing under rocks and crevices for shelter.

Young: Females lay 3-7 eggs and will bury them in the sand.  Once hatched, offspring are completely independent.

Lifespan: 5-10 years on average in captivity.

Conservation Status: Least Concern.

Collared Lizard