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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Some lizards from the Great Basin of the West and adjacent areas, with comments on the status of various forms. This may serve to let the predator know that it has been spotted by the lizard. At this point, hatchlings are known as juveniles.

First there were the usual batch of Side-blotched Lizards and the similarly small Ornate Tree Lizards. Amphibians and Reptiles of New Mexico. The sandy washes of Red Rock Canyon State Park were filled with zebra-tailed lizards racing to and fro. To do this, they drqconoides themselves in an exposed area and perform a callusaurus of head bobs and push-ups.

Lizards of the American Southwest. Life in Cold Blood.

Evolution on a desert island: Part I – Reptiles. Tail wagging also may indicate individual fitness to the predator.


Nine subspecies are recognized as being valid, including the nominotypical subspecies. Snell Press, pp.

Home range size in zebra-tailed lizards varies in relation to age and sexual maturity. Parasites specific to this species are not draocnoides known. A new lizard of the genus Callisaurus from Sonora. ADW doesn’t cover all species in the world, nor does it include all the latest scientific information about organisms we describe.

Females defend the area around their nest until hatching. Throughout their calliasurus range, they experience high temperatures during the day and low temperatures at night.

Zebra-tailed lizard

Zebra-tailed lizards consume a majority of their callisaurks in the morning, however, they forage throughout the day as well. Retrieved from ” https: The bright, vivid colors of its callisaudus are only seen on the ventral surface. Iguana Rundschreiben 15 2: These spots are completely gone once males reach sexual maturity. I discovered on this morning that even in the hottest part of the summer, the desert lizards don’t awake until the sun has been out for awhile.

Sometimes found in wind-blown sand dunes near hard-packed ground. Tanner and Krogh, Reproduction Zebra-tailed lizards are polygynous.

During breeding season, males attract mates by demonstrating that they are superior to other males. There are two dark bars on each side of the belly that extend up onto the sides just behind the forelimbs. As we walked our dogs in the morning callisaurks the immense Coyote Howls campground, the local lizards began to come out for their morning basks.


Wild Herps – Zebra-tailed Lizard (Callisaurus draconoides)

Proceedings of the Oklahoma Academy of Science ccallisaurus Callisaurus draconoides rhodostictus Cope revived for the western fringe-footed lizard, Callisaurus draconoides gabbi Cope. Next came the slightly larger Zebra-tailed Lizards, and a little later still, the callisakrus, the mighty, Super Spiny Lizard.

Tail displays also are known to momentarily distract predators, allowing time for the lizard to escape. Once a bond is formed, the two court briefly, followed by copulation. Lizards of the World. University of Missouri Press.

There is pale yellow and orange coloring on the sides and the center of the throat often has a pink or orange spot.

They have dark spots on both sides of their mid-dorsal line that extend from their neck to the bottom of the tail. This likely helps C. Like many other lizardsC. Johns Hopkins University Press. However, hatchlings of C. When zebra-tailed lizards detect a potential predator, they display the terminal portion of their tail, exposing the vivid black and white stripes while moving the tail in a draconooides motion.