Western Fence Lizard

Sceloporus occidentalis

Western Fence Lizards are also called:

  • Blue-bellies
  • Swifts
  • Spiny Lizards

Sceloporus is derived from two Greek words:

  • Skelos means leg.
  • porus means pores and refers to the femoral pores located along the underside of their legs.

Occidentalis refers to their western U.S. habitat.

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