Eastern Short-horned Lizard
A review of the status of fish and wildlife resources in 1984 described the Eastern Short-horned Lizard in Alberta as being
threatened. In 1985, a provincial government report placed the Eastern Short-horned Lizard on the list of species considered to be peripheral to the province. In 1991, the
species was described as being rare and localized, and was included on the
Red List as a species considered to be at immediate risk of declining to nonviable levels. Most recently, the Eastern Short-horned Lizard has been moved to the provincial
Blue List of species that may be at risk in the province.
The Eastern Short-horned Lizard is legally designated as a non-game animal under the Alberta Wildlife Act. Animals included in this designation are provided with full protection, and may not be killed, possessed, bought or sold without a permit.
Reprinted from Alberta Wildlife Status Report No. 5 (1997), with permission
from Alberta Sustainable