Lizards are fairly common tiny reptilian guys who zip around and enjoy the sun more than George Hamilton (or, if you're younger, Snookie). According to the California Department of Fish and Game range maps, the following lizard species are found in Yolo County.
|Common Name||Taxonomic Classification||Range in Yolo County|
|Western Fence Lizards (a.k.a. Blue-Bellied Lizards)||Sceloporus occidentalis||entire county|
|Southern Alligator Lizard||Elgaria multicarinata||entire county|
|Phrynosoma blainvillii||Sacramento Valley|
|Western Tiger Whiptail||Aspidoscelis tigris||foothills and the area northwest of a diagonal line between approximately Brooks and Hershey|
|Western Skink||Plestiodon skiltonianus||foothills and the Dunnigan Hills|
|Sagebrush Lizard||Sceloporus graciosus||foothills|
Oh, there are also the Lounge Lizards, but they aren't quite the same thing.
Salamanders are amphibians that superficially resemble lizards, so if you think you've seen a lizard in or near Davis but it doesn't look like any of these, consider whether it's one of those instead.