Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Reptiles and Amphibians of North Dakota
Sagebrush Lizard (Sceloporus graciosus)
Sagebrush lizards are small, reclusive, and extremely quick. This may account
for the scarcity of sightings in North Dakota. They have been collected in the
badlands near Medora and southward. They seem to prefer rocky areas near water
and adjacent areas of sandy soil and sagebrush.
Local residents sometime refer to these lizards as "bluebellies" because
of the bright blue patches on their undersides.
Sagebrush lizards eat a wide variety of insects.
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