Granite Spiny Lizard

The Granite Spiny Lizard, Sceloporus orcutti, is found in extreme southern California in the United States and south into Baja California. It can be observed perched atop boulders from a considerable distance. They are primarily associated with rocky hillsides and outcroppings.

The Granite Spiny Lizard is a colorful species of lizard. Its dorsal scales are strongly keeled and pointed on its body and tail. It has a wide purple mid-dorsal stripe. The males of the species have yellow-green and blue centered scales on body; juveniles and females have distinct yellow-tan transverse bands on their body and tail. The typical size of the adult is 3 to 4.25 inches long.