Blue Spiny Lizard

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Blue Spiny Lizard

Sceloporus serrifer cyanogenys
Closely related to the iguana, the blue spiny lizard sports sharp, pointy scales for defense. It also relies on camouflage to keep from being seen. When it’s time to win a mate, however, males will show off their blue throats and underbellies.
Fact file:

Lifespan: 3 to 4 yrs in wild

Ecological Role: Predator

Habitat: Shrubland and rocky hillsides

Diet: Insects

Current Range: Southern Texas to Mexico