Lizards in South Dakota

Thanks to the freezing temperatures, howling icy winds, and snowfall during the brutal winters of South Dakota, there aren’t many lizards in the state. Some species seen include the prairie skink, the sagebrush lizard, and the lesser earless lizard.

Lizards of South Dakota

Earless Lizards

  • Lesser Earless Lizard

Horned Lizards

  • Greater Short-horned Lizard


  • Many-lined Skink
  • Prairie Skink

Spiny Lizards

  • Sagebrush Lizard

Whiptail Lizards

  • Six-lined Racerunner