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Some '''spiny blue lizards''' (<span style="font-style: normal; ">Sceloporus serrifer cyanogenys) </span>are bluer than others. All have blue shoulders; beyond that, females are usually fairly drab in color. Males have a metallic blue-green sheen on the back, and their chin, throat and belly are also blue. Both males and females have a very distinct black-and-white collar around the neck. Blue spiny lizards are diurnal, meaning they're active during the day. They eat a variety of invertebrates, though they seem to favor flying insects. When they're not foraging, the lizards spend a lot of time sheltering underground or in rocky crevices, avoiding temperature extremes or hiding from predators. '''Facts'''
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Some '''spiny blue lizards''' (<span style="font-style: normal; ">Sceloporus serrifer cyanogenys) </span>are bluer than others. All have blue shoulders; beyond that, females are usually fairly drab in color. Males have a metallic blue-green sheen on the back, and their chin, throat and belly are also blue. Both males and females have a very distinct black-and-white collar around the neck.
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Blue spiny lizards are diurnal, meaning they're active during the day. They eat a variety of invertebrates, though they seem to favor flying insects. When they're not foraging, the lizards spend a lot of time sheltering underground or in rocky crevices, avoiding temperature extremes or hiding from predators.
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=='''Facts'''==
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*Where to see them: <span style="font-style: normal; ">Southern Texas to Mexico</span>
 
*Where to see them: <span style="font-style: normal; ">Southern Texas to Mexico</span>
 
*<span style="font-style: normal; ">Habitat</span><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="border-style: initial; border-color: initial; font-style: normal; white-space: pre; "> </span><span style="font-style: normal; "> Rocky hillsides, shrublands</span>
 
*<span style="font-style: normal; ">Habitat</span><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="border-style: initial; border-color: initial; font-style: normal; white-space: pre; "> </span><span style="font-style: normal; "> Rocky hillsides, shrublands</span>

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Spiny lizrd

Cincinnati Zoo

Some spiny blue lizards (Sceloporus serrifer cyanogenys) are bluer than others. All have blue shoulders; beyond that, females are usually fairly drab in color. Males have a metallic blue-green sheen on the back, and their chin, throat and belly are also blue. Both males and females have a very distinct black-and-white collar around the neck.

Blue spiny lizards are diurnal, meaning they're active during the day. They eat a variety of invertebrates, though they seem to favor flying insects. When they're not foraging, the lizards spend a lot of time sheltering underground or in rocky crevices, avoiding temperature extremes or hiding from predators.

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  • Where to see them: Southern Texas to Mexico
  • Habitat Rocky hillsides, shrublands
  • Length: 14 inches
  • Diet: Invertebrates
  • Conservation Status: Not listed by IUCN
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