Collared Lizard

Collared lizards have two prominent black bands around their necks, hence the name. The males are green to tan with patterns of spots and bars across their backs. They can also exhibit vivid yellow and orange head colorations.


  • Scientific Name: Crotaphytus collaris
  • Range:Native to the western United States
  • Status in the Wild:Least Concern
  • Location in the Zoo: Natural Encounters as well as the Reptile and Amphibian House.
  • Cool Animal Fact:Females tend to be less colorful, except during breeding season, when they exhibit bright orange side spots or bars.