The Baja blue rock lizard is diurnal, meaning it's active during the day. They can often be seen basking in full sun, even on very hot days.
  • Size

    7-10 inches (18-25 cm)
  • Diet

    Leaves, fruit, flowers and insects
  • Range

    Mexico
  • Habitat

    Found in rocky, lightly vegetated areas

Physical Characteristics

  • Common length of 7-10 inches (18-25 cm).
  • A grayish-blue lizard with a speckled banding pattern across its back. Darker bars often mark the lizard from the neck to upper back.
  • The face and tail are often brighter blue than the rest of the body, and the head and neck can sport yellow, orange and red highlights.

Animal Fact

Occurs only on the tip of the Baja California Peninsula in northern Mexico.

Diet / Feeding

  • Diet consists primarily of leaves, fruit, flowers and insects.

Range / Habitat

  • Occurs only on the tip of the Baja California Peninsula in northern Mexico.
  • Typically found in rocky, lightly vegetated areas, but also known to inhabit forests and mountainous areas.

Reproduction & Growth

  • Oviparous – female lays a clutch of eggs.

Conservation Status

  • “Least Concern” on the IUCN Red List.

Additional Information

  • Like most lizard species native to rocky habitats, the Baja blue rock lizard makes use of small caves and crevices in rocks to hide from predators.
  • This species is diurnal meaning they’re active during the day. They can often be seen basking in full sun, even on very hot days.

Sources

  • www.iucnredlist.org
  • Santa Barbara Zoo 
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