AnAge entry for Sceloporus undulatus

Classification (HAGRID: 03953)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Reptilia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Squamata
                Family: Phrynosomatidae
                    Genus: Sceloporus
Species
Sceloporus undulatus
Common name
Northern fence lizard
Synonyms
Stellio undulatus

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

Although the longevity of this animal is unknown, an increased reproductive output with age has been reported [0019]. Animals from different geographical locations have been shown to have different life histories presumably due not only to environmental factors but also because of physiological differences. In New Jersey, lizards grow slower than in Nebraska, reach maturity at later ages, and have a longer lifespan [0641].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
1,095 days
Male sexual maturity
1,095 days
Adult weight

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 173865
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 8520
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