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.
I conclude that the impact of the western fence lizard on the meadow food chains varies considerably over small spatial scales, as a result of the lizard's restriction to a central place.
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).
Sceloporus occidentalis: preferred body temperature of the western fence lizard.
The sympatric Western Fence Lizard, Sceloporus occidentalis actually eats Argentine Ants (Foster, et al.
The western fence lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis) and western black-legged tick (Ixodes pacificus) have been well-studied in California.
A winter aggregation of the western fence lizard, Sceloporus occidentalis.

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