Okay, who knows what this lizard is?

@Rohvannyn (3117)
United States
September 23, 2016 2:30pm CST
This was a pretty big one who was hanging out on our acacia tree. I love the colors and the spiny scales. I live in Arizona but I don't often see guys (or gals) like this. The lizard measured maybe eight inches long, possibly a little less. I can tell he's lost his tail and is in the process of regrowing it. So, does anyone know who this Tucson beauty might be?
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@yukimori (9092)
• United States
23 Sep 16
Looks like a male desert spiny lizard (Sceloporus magister) to me.
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@Rohvannyn (3117)
• United States
23 Sep 16
I've been doing a little research and I think you're right.
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@sallypup (29244)
• Moses Lake, Washington
23 Sep 16
A gila monster?
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@Rohvannyn (3117)
• United States
24 Sep 16
A desert spiny lizard... who's really cute, too.
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@sallypup (29244)
• Moses Lake, Washington
24 Sep 16
@Rohvannyn He probably eats insects?
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@Rohvannyn (3117)
• United States
24 Sep 16
@sallypup Yes, and sometimes plant matter and fruits. Plenty of bugs around here for him He eats grubs, too.
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• United States
26 Sep 16
Not a clue BUT he certainly is colorful and do they bite, sting or rip your face off ?
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@Rohvannyn (3117)
• United States
27 Sep 16
He'd have to stretch his mouth pretty wide to do that! He's only about six inches long.
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• United States
27 Sep 16
@Rohvannyn oh then a small, very small face rip off ?
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@shshiju (10557)
• Cochin, India
28 Sep 16
It's color is interesting. I don't see it here.
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@Rohvannyn (3117)
• United States
29 Sep 16
I liked the color too.
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@DanKannel (1064)
• Brazil
24 Sep 16
awesome.... looks like a "calango" ... but a little bigger....heheheh
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@Jessicalynnt (47879)
• Centralia, Missouri
24 Sep 16
he is contented, lol. as for what type, I have no idea.
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@klr1993 (110)
• Blairsville, Georgia
23 Sep 16
no but it looks nifty!
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