Common Earless Lizard
Lesser Earless Lizard

Holbrookia maculata

Holbrookia maculata photo © by Michael Plagens

Photo taken at Vulture Peak, south of Wickenburg on Oct 6, 2002

From Wikipedia: The speckled earless lizard is an overall gray-brown in color, with black and white speckling all along its back, with a solid gray-brown underside. It has distinct black and white bars immediately preceding the hind legs. Males tend to have a blue coloration to the white bars, whereas females do not. Like all species of earless lizards, it has no external ear openings.

Phrynosomatidae -- North American Spiny Lizard Family

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