western fence lizard

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Noun1.western fence lizard - common western lizard; seen on logs or rocks
fence lizard - spiny lizard often seen basking on fences in the United States and northern Mexico
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These analyses demonstrate dietary overlap with the native Western Fence Lizard, Sceloporus occidentalis, and Southern Alligator Lizard, Elgaria multicarinata, which also occur in this neighborhood.
37) The western fence lizard is an important host for disease-bearing ticks there but is resistant to Bb.
While censusing a winter group on 11 October 2005, I observed a first-winter male Western Bluebird catch a ~5-cm-long western fence lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis; Stebbins 1966) in his bill at 0928 hrs PST.
In the Western fence lizard, for example, this "eye' is a yellow-white spot that sits in a 1-millimeter opening between the skull bones on the top of the head.
The Western fence lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis) can distinguish between potential predators using visual cues about size and movement patterns (Fitch 1940, Fine 1999).
The western fence lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis) and western black-legged tick (Ixodes pacificus) have been well-studied in California.
The sympatric Western Fence Lizard, Sceloporus occidentalis actually eats Argentine Ants (Foster, et al.
A winter aggregation of the western fence lizard, Sceloporus occidentalis.
Sceloporus occidentalism preferred body temperature of the western fence lizard.
Home range in the western fence lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis occidentalis).

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