Females have white or yellow bellies, but the males have very distinctive blue patches on the abdomen and throat although some are missing the blue throat patch. The males are typically a little bigger.
Predator and Prey
Territory And Habitat
The Sagebrush Lizard can live at elevations ranging from 500 to 10,500 feet. While preferring sagebrush, it can also be found in pine and fir forests, redwood forests, brushland, and pinyon-juniper woodlands. Sometimes they can be found sunning on logs or rock outcrops.
Courting and Mating
They mate in the spring and the females will have one or two clutches of four to five eggs, though it may range from two to ten eggs. They are laid during late spring to mid-summer. The eggs are laid about an inch deep in loose soil usually at the base of some brush. They hatch in 45 to 75 days. Young become sexually mature in the first or second year. If they are lucky they can reach a ripe old age of 6.
Did You Know?
There are over 350 Abandoned Mineral land sites recorded in Bighorn Canyon, and even more are being discovered. These sites are the result of a mining boom, caused by the search for uranium in the production of nuclear weapons during the Cold War. Even with research the names of the companies responsible for the test sites have not been found. More...