Talk:Eastern fence lizard

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Removed the reference to Connecticut. The Eastern Fence Lizard is not native to the state. (talk) 03:06, 9 May 2008 (UTC)


Is this an Eastern Fence Lizard? It was observed at Zachary Taylor Beach, Key West, Florida
I'm curious why the article doesn't mention the bright orange throat flap (seen in the image) that males display during courtship. Is it because this is not in fact an Eastern Fence Lizard? Jstuby (talk) 15:26, 11 February 2011 (UTC)
Spiny lizards have no throat flaps.
This picture looks really blurry, but it looks a lot to me like a brown anole, not a fence lizard of any kind. --TangoFett (talk) 03:32, 13 February 2011 (UTC)
The image is a still from a video I shot, which is now on Youtube here. Let me know if that helps you ID it.Jstuby (talk) 20:58, 13 February 2011 (UTC)
That's a brown anole, not a swift or fence lizard.--Mike - Μολὼν λαβέ 21:03, 13 February 2011 (UTC)


Multiple sources show the range of this lizard as far west as the Colorado River in Arizona. I've photographed it in Walnut Canyon National Monument, outside Flagstaff. Eric in SF (talk) 00:00, 6 June 2011 (UTC)

Here is one reference from the US Government referencing the lizard in Arizona:

Eric in SF (talk) 00:09, 6 June 2011 (UTC)

I think Eric is correct that the range of this lizard is larger than indicated in this article. I've recently photographed it on Flagstaff Mountain in Boulder, Colorado.
Here is another source that indicates Sceloporus undulatus is found throughout Colorado: (talk) 16:54, 29 May 2012 (UTC)


A 2002 study reveals this species is severely paraphyletic and that its subspecies are as well. I'll be revising this article soon. Bob the WikipediaN (talkcontribs) 17:54, 15 October 2011 (UTC)

Eastern Fence Lizard[edit]

The article is actually very simple and does not cover as much information regarding the description of the Eastern Fence Lizard. I thought the description could have been expanded much more towards its functions along with the anatomical features. It states that there are differences between the male and female but does not state how these two fence lizards function in obtaining their food and the types of interactions take place between the lizards. I also thought that the distribution could be much more descriptive as to which specific parts of these types lizards lived in and the number of lizards. Another thing I found in this article that could be improved is the types of factors that affect these lizards such as geographical speciation, food, etc.

00:58, 22 September 2016 (UTC)~ Akash — Preceding unsigned comment added by Akashevolution (talkcontribs)

Change photo or add caveat to caption[edit]

Maybe ditch the photo of the lizard being held by the tail or change the caption to read: "how to absolutely not hold a lizard" ... thoughts? -rudyard (talk) 19:25, 3 September 2017 (UTC)

I don't know how Wikipedia editing rules work. Would anyone mind if I just changed the ventral photo in question? My adviser and I have 100s of dorsal & ventral body scans of the eastern fence lizard. I think they'd get the job done for showing ventral patterns. Urosaur (talk) 19:02, 20 September 2017 (UTC)
I say do it, anything would be better than this! -rudyard (talk) 22:19, 12 November 2017 (UTC)