Three of 20 trapping arrays yielded no capture of common side-blotched lizards during either year.
We observed 16 individual common side-blotched lizards during visual-encounter surveys and generated 52 surveying points.
Discussion--Our study demonstrated that common side-blotched lizards use sites with moderate levels of both native and nonnative vegetation.
Common side-blotched lizards actively compete for and defend territories (Tinkle, 1967).
Similar patterns of selection for moderate levels of cover have been detected for common side-blotched lizards in other studies.
Thermoregulatory requirements of common side-blotched lizards may be met in habitats with an adequate amount of sunlight and shade; therefore, physiognomy of habitats may be more important than species of vegetation.