leopard lizard


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Noun1.leopard lizard - any of several large lizards with many dark spots; of western United States and northern Mexico
iguanid, iguanid lizard - lizards of the New World and Madagascar and some Pacific islands; typically having a long tail and bright throat patch in males
Gambelia, genus Gambelia - leopard lizards
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The blunt-nosed leopard lizard (Gambelia sila) has been federally listed as endangered since 1967 and listed as endangered in California since 1971 because ca.
Cope's Leopard Lizard, Gambelia copeii (Yarrow, 1882).
According to the Forest Service, the species most at risk from oil drilling are the blunt-nosed leopard lizard and the California condor.
Burrowing behavior has helped several endangered species--including the San Joaquin kit fox (Vulpes macrotis mutica), Tipton kangaroo rat (Dipodomys nitratoides nitratoides), and blunt-nosed leopard lizard (Gambelia silus)--adapt to the extreme temperatures typical of this environment.
Lin is now suing Tenneco, claiming that when he purchased his 723 acres of saline scrub land for $1.5 million in 1990, they failed to inform him it was also critical habitat for three endangered species: the kangaroo rat, leopard lizard, and San Joaquin kit fox, all of which had been driven out of surrounding irrigated fields.
Microhabitat use and home range characteristics of Blunt-nosed leopard lizards. Journal of Herpetology, 32: 183-191.
They are commonly preyed upon by roadrunners (Geococcyx californianus), long-nose leopard lizards (Gambelia wislizenii), and a number of snakes including the western coachwhip, (Masticophis flagellum), striped whipsnake (M.
Remarks--Crotaphytidae contains two genera (Frost and Etheridge, 1989; McGuire, 1996): Crotaphytus (collared lizards) and Gambelia (leopard lizards).