Great Basin collared lizard

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Crotaphytus bicinctores
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Crotaphytus bicintores
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Order: Squamata
Family: Crotaphytidae
Genus: Crotaphytus
Species: C. bicinctores
Binomial name
Crotaphytus bicinctores
Smith & Tanner, 1972

The Great Basin collared lizard, (Crotaphytus bicinctores) is a species of lizard also known as the Desert Collared Lizard or the Mohave Black Collared Lizard. It is very similar to the Common Collared Lizard, Crotaphytus collaris, in shape and size, but it lacks the bright extravagant colors. Males can be brown to orange and some red or pink on the belly. Females are more black or dark brown. C. bicintores have elongated scales near the nails and their tail is more triangular in shape than round as with C. collaris. Crotaphytus bicinctores utilizes external energy for their body heat.[1]


  1. ^ Stebbins, Robert Cyril (2003). A field guide to western reptiles and amphibians. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. pp. 272–273. ISBN 0-395-98272-3.