Prairie Lizard - Sceloporus consobrinus


*The colored areas of the map above represent parishes with currently known records for the given species
 (Source: Jeff Boundy, LA Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries). By no means does it represent the full range of the species in the state, nor does it necessarily mean that a species can be found throughout the parish with the record. This is provided as a guide to where you might be able to find these species in the state and to aid in identification. A descriptive explanation of the range of each species can be found in the text below.

Other Common Names: 

Subspecies: No subspecies recognized.


Similar Species: 

Species Range: 

Louisiana Range:  West-central, central and northern Louisiana as well as the Florida Parishes.


Natural History: 

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Global Conservation Status:  Prairie Lizards are not assessed by IUCN, but the Eastern Fence Lizard, of which Prairie Lizards were previously named are listed as Least Concern by the IUCN Red List. Their NatureServe Global Conservation Status Rank is G5 (Secure).

Federal Conservation Status:  None

Louisiana Conservation Status:  Prairie Lizards do not have any special status in Louisiana.

Author's Remarks: In Louisiana, I have found this species in Kisatchie National Forest (Natchitoches Parish), Bogue Chitto NWR in St. Tammany Parish, Bogue Chitto SP in Washington Parish, Tunica Hills WMA in West Feliciana Parish, Caddo Parish, Bienville Parish, and Lee Memorial Forest in Washington Parish.

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