Taken in Tucson,Arizona using a Canon Powershot SX10IS
Gila/Sonoran (Depending on where they are seen, I believe this is the Gila but that is just a hunch nothing more) is slim, medium-sized, brown to black lizard with a long olive-brown to blue-brown tail and six yellow stripes. Distinguished by striping on neck. Relatively few light spots on the body, and usually two enlarged Preanals.
Actively forages during the day in canyons, riparian corridors, and on slopes in communities ranging from Semi-desert grasslands to Petran Montane Conifer Forest. Often seen mid-morning in sunny areas along the banks of creeks and rivers. Eats insects and spiders.
Lays 2-6 eggs in June or July. An asexual, all-female lineage, in which hatchlings are clones of the mother.