Southwestern fence lizard

Southwestern fence lizard

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Sceloporus cowlesi

The southwestern fence lizard, also known as Cowles' prairie lizard, the White Sands prairie lizard or the White Sands swift, is species of spiny lizard in the family Iguanidae. The species is native to the Chihuahuan Desert of the south-western United States and north-central Mexico. Originally described in 1956 as Sceloporus undulatus cowlesi, a subspecies of the eastern fence lizard, subsequent DNA studies elevated the southwestern fence lizard to species status.

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References

1. Southwestern fence lizard Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southwestern_fence_lizard
2. Southwestern fence lizard on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/64156/12749881

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