Side-blotched Lizard
Uta stansburiana

Family Phrynosomatidae

1 3/4" to 2 1/8" snout-vent length; to about 5 1/2" overall. Color and dorsal pattern varies considerably with location. Back often speckled with small bluish white to golden yellow spots. Dark spot on each side of chest.
Elevation Range:
To 6000' in western Colorado.
Subspecies in Colorado:
Uta stansburiana uniformis. (Listed as U. s. stansburiana in older publications.)
  Side-blotched Lizard
Photo from Hammerson, 1986.
Used with permission.
CountyRef. CountyRef. CountyRef. CountyRef.
Adams  Dolores *  La Plata *  Pitkin 
Alamosa  Douglas  Lake  Prowers 
Arapahoe  Eagle  Larimer  Pueblo 
Archuleta  El Paso  Las Animas  Rio BlancoH
Baca  Elbert  Lincoln  Rio Grande 
Bent  Fremont  Logan  Routt 
Boulder  GarfieldH MesaH Saguache 
Chaffee  Gilpin  Mineral  San Juan 
Cheyenne  Grand  MoffatH San MiguelH
Clear Creek  Gunnison *  MontezumaH Sedgwick 
Conejos  Hinsdale  MontroseH Summit 
Costilla  Huerfano  Morgan  Teller 
Crowley  Jackson  Otero  Washington 
Custer  Jefferson  Ouray *  Weld 
DeltaH Kiowa  Park  Yuma 
Denver  Kit Carson  Phillips 
Map of Colorado
Color Key
Adams Alamosa Arahapoe Archuleta Baca Bent Boulder Chaffee Cheyenne Clear Creek Conejos Costilla Crowley Custer Delta Denver Dolores Douglas Eagle El Paso Elbert Fremont Garfield Gilpin Grand Gunnison Hinsdale Huerfano Jackson Jefferson Kiowa Kit Carson La Plata Lake Larimer Las Animas Lincoln Logan Mesa Mineral Moffat Montezuma Montrose Morgan Otero Ouray Park Phillips Pitkin Prowers Pueblo Rio Blanco Rio Grande Routt Saguache San Juan San Miguel Sedgewick Summit Teller Washington Weld Yuma