Blue Spiny Lizard Sceloporus serrifer

Blue Spiny Lizard
Blue Spiny Lizard
Blue Spiny Lizard
This handsome lizard with its turquoise blue markings, dark collar and loosely overlapping scales that give it the name "spiny" is native to southern Texas, Mexico and northern Central America.
Blue Spiny Lizard
Blue Spiny Lizard
Blue Spiny Lizard
The male can also have a bright blue throat and belly. Shown is the cyanogenys subspecies from the northern part of the range.
Blue Spiny Lizard
Blue Spiny Lizard
Blue Spiny Lizard
The male is more blue with sharper markings, particularly in the breeding season, and the female browner.