Sonora, Mexico Herp List
August 2017
I spent about a week in Sonora, Mexico with Matt Cage, Andrew DuBois, and a small horde of other herpers. Our main destination was around the picturesque town of Álamos in tropical deciduous rainforest habitat. We also visited Bahía de Kino on the coast and the area between Hermosillo and Yécora.
Lizards
CrotaphytidaeCollared and Leopard Lizards
Crotaphytus dickersonae
Dickerson’s Collared Lizard
new species
Gambelia wislizenii
Long-nosed Leopard Lizard
DactyloidaeAnoles
Anolis nebulosus
Clouded Anole
new species
GekkonidaeTypical Geckos
Hemidactylus frenatus
Common House Gecko
HelodermatidaeGila Monsters and Beaded Lizards
Heloderma horridum exasperatum
Rio Fuerte Beaded Lizard
new species
Heloderma suspectum suspectum
Reticulate Gila Monster
IguanidaeIguanas
Ctenosaura macrolopha
Sonoran Spiny-tailed Iguana
new species
Sauromalus ater
Common Chuckwalla
PhrynosomatidaeSpiny Lizards
Callisaurus draconoides ventralis
Eastern Zebra-tailed Lizard
Holbrookia elegans thermophila
Sonoran Earless Lizard
Phrynosoma solare
Regal Horned Lizard
Sceloporus clarkii clarkii
Sonoran Spiny Lizard
Urosaurus bicarinatus tuberculatus
Sonoran Tree Lizard
new species
Urosaurus ornatus schottii
Schott’s Tree Lizard
Uta stansburiana elegans
Western Side-blotched Lizard
PhyllodactylidaeLeaf-toed Geckos
Phyllodactylus tuberculosus saxatilis
Yellow-bellied Gecko
new species
TeiidaeWhiptails and Tegus
Aspidoscelis costatus griseocephalus
Blue-throated Whiptail
new species
Snakes
BoidaeBoas
Boa imperator
Central American Boa
new species
ColubridaeHarmless Egg-laying Snakes
Coluber bilineatus
Sonoran Whipsnake
Coluber mentovarius striolatus
Neotropical Whipsnake
new species
Drymarchon melanurus erebennus
Texas Indigo Snake
new species
Gyalopion quadrangulare
Thornscrub Hook-nosed Snake
new species
Lampropeltis knoblochi
Madrean Mountain Kingsnake
new species
Lampropeltis nigrita
Western Black Kingsnake
new species
Oxybelis aeneus
Brown Vinesnake
new species
Phyllorhynchus browni
Saddled Leaf-nosed Snake
new species
Rhinocheilus lecontei
Long-nosed Snake
Trimorphodon tau tau
Mexican Lyresnake
new species
DipsadidaeRear-fanged Snakes
Hypsiglena cf. chlorophaea
undescribed species
new species
Imantodes gemmistratus latistratus
Central American Tree Snake
new species
NatricidaeHarmless Live-bearing Snakes
Thamnophis validus validus
Mexican West Coast Gartersnake
new species
ViperidaeVipers
Crotalus tigris
Tiger Rattlesnake
Turtles and Tortoises
EmydidaeBox and Pond Turtles
Trachemys yaquia
Yaqui Slider
new species
KinosternidaeAmerican Mud and Musk Turtles
Kinosternon arizonense
Arizona Mud Turtle
new species
TestudinidaeTortoises
Gopherus evgoodei
Goode’s Thornscrub Tortoise
new species
Frogs and Toads
BufonidaeTrue Toads
Incilius mazatlanensis
Sinaloa Toad
new species
HylidaeTreefrogs
Hyla arenicolor
Canyon Treefrog
Hyla wrightorum
Arizona Treefrog
Pachymedusa dacnicolor
Mexican Leaf Frog
new species
Smilisca fodiens
Lowland Burrowing Treefrog
new species
LeptodactylidaeTropical Frogs
Leptodactylus melanonotus
Sabinal Frog
new species
MicrohylidaeNarrowmouth Toads
Gastrophryne mazatlanensis
Mazatlan Narrow-mouthed Toad
new species
RanidaeTrue Frogs
Lithobates tarahumarae
Tarahumara Frog
new species
ScaphiopodidaeSpadefoot Toads
Scaphiopus couchii
Couch’s Spadefoot
Summary
Lizards:
Snakes:
Turtles and Tortoises:
Frogs and Toads:
total:
new species:
18
17
3
10
48
28