This is a medium-sized lizard reaching nearly 10 inches (25 cm) in total length; males are larger than females. Both male and female members of this species sport black bands on their neck.
Geographical Range An average adult collared lizard may grow to a maximum length of 15 inches.
Breeding: Breeds in the spring, lays eggs in the summer. Occasionally eats large lizards: A Great Basin Collared Lizard was found to have consumed a juvenile Chuckwalla (Herpetological Review 38(4), 2007.) Collared lizards come from a warm environment so they struggle with the cold and humidity of the UK. The common collared lizard, C. collaris, reaches 35 cm (14 inches) long, and the tail alone accounts for two-thirds of the animal’s total length.
Miscellaneous Known in some areas as the "mountain boomer" because it was mistakenly though to emit a sound that echoed through the mountain valleys, it is the state lizard of Oklahoma. This includes the length of their tail too. Distinguishing Features. Range North America.
The body of this lizard is covered with small scales. Males are larger than females. To insulate against both of these factors we recommend keeping the lizard in a wooden vivarium.Due to the temperature gradient required we would normally select an enclosure as close to 4 x 2 x 2ft as possible with large vents and glass sliding front doors. Another species which inhabits the Southern California Colorado Desert is the Baja California Collared Lizard (Crotaphytus vestigium) which comes closest to the Great Basin in Whitewater Pass.However, neither species crosses the Whitewater River and the Baja Collared inhabits the peninsular ranges from the San Jacinto Mountains South into Baja California. Habitat: Prefers arid rocky hilly deserts with sparse vegetation, but sometimes found in areas with few rocks. Common Collared Lizard (Crotaphytus collaris) Order: Squamata Family: Iguanidae (iguanid lizards) Other common names: mountain boomer Spanish name: lagartija de collar.
Unlike most of the other lizards, collared lizards are not capable of regenerating their tail. The head is large. The Great Basin collared lizard (Crotaphytus bicinctores), also known commonly as the desert collared lizard or the Mojave black-collared lizard, is a species of lizard in the family Crotaphytidae.The species is endemic to the Western United States.It is very similar to the common collared lizard, Crotaphytus collaris, in shape and size, but it lacks the bright extravagant colors. Housing.
Size 20-30 cm (8-12" [14" according to Wynne 1981]).