Southwestern Deserts Herp List
April - May 2009
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Lizards
AnguidaeLateral Fold Lizards
Elgaria multicarinata webbii
Woodland Alligator Lizard
CrotaphytidaeCollared and Leopard Lizards
Crotaphytus vestigium
Baja California Collared Lizard
new species
EublepharidaeEyelid Geckos
HelodermatidaeGila Monsters
Heloderma suspectum suspectum
Reticulate Gila Monster
new species
IguanidaeIguanas
Dipsosaurus dorsalis dorsalis
Northern Desert Iguana
Sauromalus ater
Common Chuckwalla
PhrynosomatidaeSpiny Lizards
Callisaurus draconoides ventralis
Eastern Zebra-tailed Lizard
Cophosaurus texanus scitulus
Chihuahuan Greater Earless Lizard
Holbrookia elegans thermophila
Sonoran Earless Lizard
new species
Petrosaurus mearnsi
Mearns’s Rock Lizard
Phrynosoma cornutum
Texas Horned Lizard
Sceloporus cowlesi
Southwestern Fence Lizard
Sceloporus graciosus vandenburgianus
Southern Sagebrush Lizard
new subspecies
Sceloporus magister
Desert Spiny Lizard
Sceloporus occidentalis bocourtii
Coast Range Fence Lizard
Sceloporus occidentalis longipes
Great Basin Fence Lizard
Sceloporus orcutti
Granite Spiny Lizard
Sceloporus poinsettii poinsettii
New Mexico Crevice Spiny Lizard
new species
Sceloporus slevini
Slevin’s Bunch Grass Lizard
new species
Urosaurus graciosus graciosus
Western Long-tailed Brush Lizard
Urosaurus microscutatus
Small-scaled Lizard
Urosaurus ornatus schottii
Schott’s Tree Lizard
Uta stansburiana elegans
Western Side-blotched Lizard
TeiidaeWhiptails and Tegus
Aspidoscelis exsanguis
Chihuahuan Spotted Whiptail
Aspidoscelis tigris tigris
Great Basin Whiptail
XantusiidaeNight Lizards
Xantusia vigilis
Desert Night Lizard
Snakes
ColubridaeHarmless Egg-laying Snakes
Arizona elegans eburnata
Desert Glossy Snake
Arizona elegans noctivaga
Arizona Glossy Snake
new subspecies
Chionactis annulata annulata
Colorado Desert Shovel-nosed Snake
new species
Lampropeltis splendida
Desert Kingsnake
new species
Phyllorhynchus decurtatus
Spotted Leaf-nosed Snake
Pituophis catenifer affinis
Sonoran Gopher Snake
new subspecies
Rhinocheilus lecontei
Long-nosed Snake
Salvadora hexalepis hexalepis
Desert Patch-nosed Snake
Tantilla planiceps
Western Black-headed Snake
new species
ViperidaeVipers
Crotalus atrox
Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake
Crotalus cerastes laterorepens
Colorado Desert Sidewinder
Turtles and Tortoises
ChelydridaeSnapping Turtles
Chelydra serpentina
Snapping Turtle
Frogs and Toads
HylidaeTreefrogs
Pseudacris cadaverina
California Treefrog
RanidaeTrue Frogs
Lithobates chiricahuensis
Chiricahua Leopard Frog
new species
Salamanders and Newts
PlethodontidaeLungless Salamanders
Summary
Lizards:
Snakes:
Turtles and Tortoises:
Frogs and Toads:
Salamanders and Newts:
total:
new species:
new subspecies:
27
11
1
2
1
42
9
3