Crotaphytus

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Crotaphytus
Collared lizard in Zion National Park.jpg
Crotaphytus collaris
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Order: Squamata
Family: Crotaphytidae
Genus: Crotaphytus
Holbrook, 1842

The collared lizards comprise the genus Crotaphytus. They are a group of small to medium-sized predators indigenous to arid environments of the southwestern regions of North America.

Genus Crotaphytus[edit]

Symbol[edit]

In 1969, Oklahoma designated its first state reptile when it chose the collared lizard.[1]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Shearer 1994, p. 309
Bibliography
  • Shearer, Benjamin F.; Shearer, Barbara S. (1994). State names, seals, flags, and symbols (2nd ed.). Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Publishing Group. ISBN 0-313-28862-3. 

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