Named for the black bands around their necks, collared lizards are one of the most vibrant colored lizards in the world. Collared lizards grow to a maximum of 15 inches in length and can be found in desert and dry rocky areas. Collared lizards can run on their hind legs at speeds up to 16 miles per hour. Collared lizards are carnivorous, feasting mostly on worms and insects, and in some instances, other lizards.
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