This diurnal lizard is most active from mid morning through early afternoon. It hibernates during the cold months of fall and winter. It is usually encountered on the ground in the vicinity of cover but it occasionally climbs onto rocks, tree trunks, fence posts, and wood piles to bask. It ranges across most of the northern Arizona plateau region including the Arizona Strip (land north of the Colorado River). In Arizona it is found at elevations ranging from about 4,000' to over 8,500'.
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