Lizards in Utah   

below is a list of the lizards found in Utah.  As I see them while looking for fossils, I will photograph them and post them here on my website.  

 Family Helodermatidae

    Banded Gila Monster
    Heloderma suspectum cinctum

 Family Gekkonidae

    Utah Banded Gecko
    Coleonyx variegatus utahensis

 Family Crotaphytidae

    Yellow-headed Collared Lizard
    Crotaphytus collaris auriceps

    Great Basin Collared Lizard
    Crotaphytus insularis bicinctores

    Lahontan Basin Leopard Lizard
    Gambelia wislizenii maculosus

    Pale Leopard Lizard
    Gambelia wislizenii punctatus

Family Iguanidae

    Desert Iguana
    Dipsosaurus dorsalis

    Western Chuckwalla
    Sauromalus obesus obesus

    Glen Canyon Chuckwalla
    Sauromalus obesus multiforaminatus

Family Phrynosomatidae

    Lesser Earless Lizard
    Holbrookia maculata approximans

    Short-Horned Lizard
    Phrynosoma douglassii

    Mountain Short-Horned Lizard
    Phrynosoma hernandesi

    Northern Desert Horned Lizard
    Phrynosoma platyrhinos platyrhinos

    Northern Sagebrush Lizard
    Sceloporus graciosus graciosus

    Orange-headed Spiny Lizard
    Sceloporus magister cephaloflavus

    Yellow-backed Spiny Lizard
    Sceloporus magister uniformis

    Great Basin Fence Lizard
    Sceloporus occidentalis longipes

    Northern Plateau Lizard
    Sceloporus undulatus elongatus

    Tree Lizard
    Urosaurus ornatus

    Northern Side-blotched Lizard
    Uta stansburiana stansburiana

    Colorado Side-blotched Lizard
    Uta stansburiana uniformis

Family Scincidae

    Variable Skink
    Eumeces multivirgatus gaigeae

    Great Basin Skink
    Eumeces skiltonianus utahensis

Family Teiidae

    Great Basin Whiptail Lizard
    Aspidoscelis tigris tigris

    Painted Desert Whiptail Lizard
    Aspidoscelis tigris septentrionalis

    Plateau Striped Whiptail Lizard
    Aspidoscelis velox

Family Xantusiidae

    Desert Night Lizard
    Xantusia vigilis vigilis

    Utah Night Lizard
    Xantusia vigilis utahensis



Lizard Links

    Utah Lizards (Utah DWR)

    The EMBL Reptile Database
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