Clearcuts provide real benefits: abundant sunlight is required to re-establish shade-intolerant Douglas fir forests, and clearcuts mimic natural disturbance such as fire and provide habitat for species like the northern alligator lizard
that requires clearings for foraging and basking.
Sexual dimorphism in the alligator lizard
Gerrhonotus infernalis (Sauria: Anguidae): implications for sexual selection.
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.
In Africa, the lizards commonly found are Geckos, Agama lizard, chameleons, monitor lizard, Alligator lizard
and typical lizard .
Infestation of the southern alligator lizard
(Squamata: Anguidae) by Ixodes pacificus (Acari: Ixodidae) and its susceptibility to Borrelia burgdorferi.
It's also home to many rare and endemic animals and plants such as bighorn sheep, the Panamint alligator lizard
, and the Panamint daisy.
Reproduction in the southern alligator lizard
Miguel has wrangled the foot-long, thrashing alligator lizard
, his hand protected by a wadded T-shirt.
The southern alligator lizard
Gerrhonotus multicarinatus Blainville 1935: its care and breeding in captivity.
The alligator lizard
below is crawling around on top of a flowering bromeliad.
Rosowski at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge and his colleagues recently reported that at frequencies below 800 hertz, sound is conducted across the throat walls of the alligator lizard
and on to its eardrums when the animal's head is raised.
Gerrhonotus infernalis is commonly known as falso escorpion or Texas alligator lizard
; it is distributed in North America from central to western Texas in the United States through Coahuila, entering into Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas, and north of San Luis Potosi in Mexico (Smith, 1979; Good, 1994).