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Western Fence Lizard - Sceloporus occidentalis

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Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SU

Agency Status
FWP Conservation Tier: 4


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General Description
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Species Range

Western Hemisphere Range


Range Comments
A Western Fence Lizard population was detected near Perma in 2002 by a biology student at the Salish Kootenai College (Werner 2008). The closest known location of another Western Fence Lizard population is 240 km to the west in eastern Washington (St. John 2002). It is currently uncertain whether this population is an isolated native population or an introduced population.

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 6

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Citation for data on this website:
Western Fence Lizard — Sceloporus occidentalis.  Montana Field Guide.  Montana Natural Heritage Program and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.  Retrieved on March 3, 2015, from
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