Found throughout central Mexico with an extension of range into deep south Texas.
Most often found living on or around mesquite trees in dry or semi-arid regions.
A well-camouflaged lizard with rough scales that is primarily shades of brown and grey with some dark markings. It has 3-6 jagged dark cross bars on its back, resembling rough tree bark. There are also thin bars on its legs and tail. They grow to a total length of 4-7 inches, with a tail slightly longer than the body.
Learn more with Schechter Natural History's Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians