side-blotched lizard

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one of the most abundant lizards in the arid western United States

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The side-blotched lizard, Uta stansburiana, has three morphs differing in color and mating behavior.
Because of its abundance across habitats, well-documented ecology, and rapid generation time, the common side-blotched lizard is a suitable focal species for studying how structural changes in habitat caused by presence of nonnative vegetation may impact structure of populations and use of habitats by native biota.
Cyclophyllidea: Linstowiidae) from the side-blotched lizard, Uta stansburiana (Sauria: Phrynosomatidae), from California, USA.
Seasonal shifts in clutch size and egg size in the side-blotched lizard, Uta stansburiana Baird and Girard.
Annual variation of survival advantage of large juvenile side-blotched lizards Uta stansburiana; its causes and evolutionary significance.
1992), and side-blotched lizard Uta stansburiana (Ballinger and McKinney, 1967).
These six species made up the collective dataset; the side-blotched lizard Uta stansburiana (0.
Integumental lesions caused by ectoparasites in a wild population of the side-blotched lizard (Uta stansburiana).
Robert Murphy, for example, found an unexpected genetic break in what seemed to be a continuous population of side-blotched lizards along the Baja California peninsula.
And side-blotched lizards always have their fists at the ready, eager to protect their rocks - because in this world the size of your boulders really does matter (the bigger your hot rocks are, the more females you'll have).
In California, side-blotched lizards fight for the best sun-baked rock-piles to use as radiators, and females choose the males with the hottest rocks as mates.
Self-sacrifice versus thuggery A study of territoriality in male side-blotched lizards suggested that their altruism represents a much-discussed scenario in which individuals with a certain version of a gene recognize and favor others with the same form (169: 334).
California: Afton Canyon: desert tortoises, sidewinders, Mojave fringe-toed lizards, side-blotched lizards, and desert iguanas.
Hormonal and physiological control of clutch size, egg size, and egg shape in side-blotched lizards (Uta stansburiana): Constraints on the evolution of lizard life histories.