Great Basin Collared Lizard
(Crotaphytus bicinctores)

Desert Collared LizardThis medium sized lizard is about 8 -14 inches long with a large, broad head, short snout, long, rounded tail and two distinctive dark collars.  Collared lizards are commonly found in sparsely vegetated, rocky areas such as canyons, boulder-strewn slopes and mountains.  They often jump from rock to rock to seize food such as lizards and insects, sometimes running on their hind legs like a miniature dinosaur.

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