Spanning from central to southwest Texas, and northern Mexico.
Finding refuge in an assortment of habitats, they prefer rockier landscapes on hillsides, canyons, as well as along streams and rivers.
The maximum size they reach is 24-25 inches including the tail making them the largest lizard in Texas. The body is checkered with a brown and white pattern over a brown-yellow base color. Also possessing a long, flat, triangular shaped head and almond shaped eyes. Their legs are quite short keeping them close to the ground.
Learn more with Schechter Natural History's Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians