New York Natural Heritage Program
Fence Lizard
Sceloporus undulatus (Bosc and Daudin, in Sonnini and Latreille, 1801)

New York State Distribution [-]
All extant, naturally occurring, locations are found in the Hudson Highlands along a narrow corridor in two counties along the east side of the Hudson River. An introduced population exists on Staten Island.

Global Distribution [-]
The range of the northern subspecies (Sceloporus undulatus hyacinthinus) extends primarily from southern New Jersey to central Georgia and west to Louisiana and eastern Kansas and eastern Texas. Isolated colonies are present in southeastern New York, northeastern Pennsylvania, and there is an isolated record from Missouri (Conant and Collins 1998). The southern subspecies (Sceloporus undulatus undulatus) occurs further south to eastern Louisiana and central Florida and the range of the two subspecies overlap in central Alabama and Georgia.
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• As this species is occasionally vulnerable to illegal collection, no naturally occurring populations are listed.