The Zebra-tailed lizard has distinct markings, a pair of gray spots running down its back into the tail. The tail is gray with black cross bands. When they run, their tail curls over their backs to expose the stripes, which are a more pronounced black and white on the underside. They can be found in barren, desert areas with rocks or hard-packed soil in the southwestern United States. Zebra-tailed lizards will eat many things, including ants, bees, spiders, and smaller lizards or mammals. They are active in the daytime and are quick runners. I found this good sized lizard in the Sedona, Arizona area.
Sedona, Arizona is a desert town surrounded by red rock formations, canyons, and forest areas. Considered a high desert area with an elevation of around 4000 feet. Home to various lizards, snakes, bugs, birds, and agave, and cactus.