Texas Herp List
April 2010
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Lizards
DactyloidaeAnoles
EublepharidaeEyelid Geckos
Coleonyx brevis
Texas Banded Gecko
new species
PhrynosomatidaeSpiny Lizards
Cophosaurus texanus scitulus
Chihuahuan Greater Earless Lizard
Sceloporus cowlesi
Southwestern Fence Lizard
Sceloporus merriami annulatus
Big Bend Canyon Lizard
new subspecies
Sceloporus merriami longipunctatus
Presidio Canyon Lizard
new subspecies
Sceloporus variabilis
Rose-bellied Lizard
new species
Urosaurus ornatus ornatus
Texas Tree Lizard
new subspecies
Urosaurus ornatus schmidti
Big Bend Tree Lizard
new subspecies
Uta stansburiana stejnegeri
Eastern Side-blotched Lizard
ScincidaeSkinks
Plestiodon obsoletus
Great Plains Skink
new species
TeiidaeWhiptails and Tegus
Aspidoscelis marmorata reticuloriens
Eastern Marbled Whiptail
new species
Aspidoscelis scalaris septemvittata
Big Bend Spotted Whiptail
new species
Aspidoscelis tesselata
Common Checkered Whiptail
Snakes
ColubridaeHarmless Egg-laying Snakes
Coluber taeniatus girardi
Central Texas Whipsnake
new subspecies
Salvadora hexalepis deserticola
Big Bend Patch-nosed Snake
new subspecies
Tantilla gracilis
Flat-headed Snake
new species
Tantilla hobartsmithi
Smith’s Black-headed Snake
DipsadidaeRear-fanged Snakes
Hypsiglena jani texana
Texas Nightsnake
new species
LeptotyphlopidaeSlender Blind Snakes
Rena dulcis dulcis
Plains Threadsnake
new species
Turtles and Tortoises
EmydidaeBox and Pond Turtles
TrionychidaeSoftshells
Apalone spinifera emoryi
Texas Spiny Softshell
Frogs and Toads
EleutherodactylidaeRain Frogs
Eleutherodactylus marnockii
Cliff Chirping Frog
new species
HylidaeTreefrogs
Acris blanchardi
Blanchard’s Cricket Frog
Hyla arenicolor
Canyon Treefrog
Salamanders and Newts
PlethodontidaeLungless Salamanders
Plethodon albagula
Western Slimy Salamander
Summary
Lizards:
Snakes:
Turtles and Tortoises:
Frogs and Toads:
Salamanders and Newts:
total:
new species:
new subspecies:
14
6
2
3
1
26
9
6