Here, we report evidence of predation on Xantusia vigilis by Sceloporus magister. We collected a yearling female S. magister (71 mm SVL, mass = 13.6 g) on 24 July 1996, 5 km SE of Llano, Los Angeles County, California, USA (34°29'N, 117°46'W, elevation 1120 m). In the laboratory, on 29 July, the S. magister deposited a fecal pellet that contained part of a Xantusia vigilis body, including sections of dorsal and ventral integument and both hind limbs.
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