Ranges throughout most of Texas, southern Oklahoma, and the southeast corner of New Mexico, as well as northeastern Mexico.
This species usually prefers to live near a permanent water source in various semi-arid habitats, including grasslands, canyons, and rocky areas.
This long-tailed lizard reaches 6.5-11 inches in length. It has a pointed face and keeled scales on its tail. It is dark brown with 7 light stripes running from its neck to the base of the tail. There are often single rows of spots between the lateral stripes. Its tail is usually uniform pink or tan in color.
Learn more with Schechter Natural History's Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians