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  1. side-blotched lizard, sand lizard, Uta stansburiananoun

    one of the most abundant lizards in the arid western United States

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  1. Side-blotched lizard

    Side-blotched lizards are lizards of the genus Uta. They are some of the most abundant and commonly observed lizards in the deserts of western North America, known for cycling between three colorized breeding patterns and is best described in the common side-blotched lizard. They commonly grow to 6 inches including the tail, with the males normally being the larger sex. Males often have bright throat colors. These lizards are prey for many desert species. Snakes, larger lizards, and birds all make formidable predators to side-blotched lizards. Larger lizard species, such as collared, leopard, and spiny lizards, and roadrunners are the main predators. In turn, the side-blotched lizards eat arthropods, such as insects, spiders, and occasionally scorpions. As a result of their high predation rate, these lizards are very prolific breeders. From April to June, they breed, with the young emerging as early as late May. These inch-long young appear all through the summer, and into September. The diploid chromosome number in most if not all species is 34, consisting of 12 macro- and 22 microchromosomes.

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  1. side-blotched lizard

    The side-blotched lizard is a small species of lizards that belongs to the family Phrynosomatidae. They are named for the distinctive dark blotches usually found behind their front legs, and their colors often vary by individual, with hues ranging from brown to grey or even blue. These lizards are found mainly in arid regions of the Western United States and Northern Mexico. Their diet consists of small invertebrates and they are known for their unique mating systems which involve a cycle of three different male color morphs.

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  1. Side-blotched lizard

    Side-blotched lizards are lizards of the genus Uta. They are some of the most abundant and commonly observed lizards in the deserts of western North America. They commonly grow to six inches including the tail, with the males normally being the larger sex. Males often have bright throat colors. Orange-throated males establish large territories and accommodate multiple females. Yellow stripe-throated males stay on the fringes of orange-throated lizard territories and mate with their females while the orange-throat is absent, as the territory to defend is large. Blue-throated males defend a small territory large enough for one female. They can fend off the yellow stripe-throated males but they can not withstand attacks by orange-throated males. The orange and blue-throated males will even boldly approach a human intruder, to give his female a chance to escape. When she is safe, he will join her in a hole, or under a rock. These lizards are prey for many desert species. Snakes, larger lizards, and birds all make formidable predators to side-blotched lizards. Larger lizard species, such as collared, leopard, and spiny lizards, and roadrunners are the main predators. In turn, the side-blotched lizards eat arthropods, such as insects, spiders, and occasionally scorpions.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of side-blotched lizard in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of side-blotched lizard in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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