payday loans

Soaking up the sun

Rummaging through the archives, I recently re-discovered this shot of a glorious basking Greater Earless Lizard (Cophasaurus texanus), taken a couple years back on the Pine Creek Loop Trail northeast of Phoenix, AZ. Click to enlarge, and get a load of those toes! (Photo A.Shock) 

grtr earless

Posted by Allison on May 22nd 2013 08:46 am | 2 Comments
| View close in,natural history,reptiles and amphibians category

2 Responses to “Soaking up the sun”

  1. robertaon 22 May 2013 at 11:08 am link comment

    That is a great photo! I miss lizards………….

  2. Allisonon 23 May 2013 at 6:17 am link comment

    Thanks, Roberta. Yes, lizards are a great thing about living in the desert. And, in Missouri where it was moist, there were lots of amphibians, which was fascinating. I think the farther north/higher up (colder) you live, the smaller the herptile diversity?

Leave a Reply