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A Survey of the Herpetofauna of the Comanche National Grasslands in Southeastern Colorado

Appendix 7:

Photographs of selected habitat and species of amphibians and
reptiles observered during the 1995-1997 field seasons


JPG -- Lesser earless lizard
Lesser earless lizard (Holbrookia maculata maculata). This is a young male, showing the typically brighter and more contrasting pattern. Earless lizards are often very abundant and are an important prey base for many other vertebrates, including massasauga rattlesnakes.
Female earless lizard
Female earless lizard; note the red wash through the pattern, indicating that this lizard is gravid. Earless lizards often utilize sand sage and other shrubs as refugia from predation and heat.

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