Many iguanid lizards are prized as sources of food meat, particularly in the southwestern United States and Mexico. They are also a mainstay in the pet lizard trade. Perhaps most importantly, they are valued by nature lovers, who can spend hours watching the antics of the lizards.
1. Male common chuckwalla (Sauromalus obesus); 2. Desert iguana (Dipsosaurus dorsalis); 3. Male zebra-tailed lizard (Callisaurus draconoides); 4. Coachella Valley fringe-toed lizard (Uma inornata); 5. Green anole (Anolis carolinensis); 6. Male common lesser earless lizard (Holbrookia mac-ulata); 7. Male cape spinytail iguana (Ctenosaura hemilopha). (Illustration by Bruce Worden)
1. Male common collared lizard (Crotaphytus collaris); 2. Mountain spiny lizard (Sceloporus jarrovii); 3. Texas horned lizard (Phrynosoma cornu-tum); 4. Female common sagebrush lizard (Urosaurus graciosus); 5. Male common side-blotched lizard (Uta stansburiana); 6. Male long-nosed leopard lizard (Gambelia wislizenii). (Illustration by Bruce Worden)
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