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Subclass

Desert Iguana....Chuckwalla....Western Fence Lizard....Gila Monster....Glossy Snake....Southern Pacific Rattlesnake....Western Diamondback Rattlesnake....Mojave Black-collared Lizard

 

The following representatives of the Romeriida occur in California:

SQUAMATA (Lizards and Snakes)

EUBLEPHARIDAE (Eyelid Geckos)

Western Banded Gecko Coleonyx variegatus

Barefoot Gecko Coleonyx switaki

Leaf-toed Gecko Phyllodactylus xanti

IGUANIDAE (Iguanids)

Desert Iguana Dipsosaurus dorsalis

Chuckwalla Sauromalus obesus

PHRYNOSOMATIDAE (2)

Zebra-tailed Lizard Callisaurus draconoides

Colorado Desert Fringe-toed Lizard Uma notata notata

Coachella Valley Fringe-toed Lizard Uma inornata

Mojave Fringe-toed Lizard Uma scoparia

Desert Spiny Lizard Sceloporus magister

Granite Spiny Lizard Sceloporus orcutti

Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

Sagebrush Lizard Sceloporus graciosus

Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana

Long-tailed Brush Lizard Urosaurus graciosus

Tree Lizard Urosaurus ornatus

Small-scaled Lizard Urosaurus microscutatus

Banded Rock Lizard Petrosaurus mearnsi

Coast Horned Lizard Phrynosoma coronatum

San Diego Horned Lizard P.c. blainvillei

California Horned Lizard P.c. frontale

Desert Horned Lizard Phrynosoma platyrhinos

Short-horned Lizard Phrynosoma douglassii

Flat-tailed Horned Lizard Phrynosoma mcallii

CROTAPHYTIDAE (2)

Mojave Collared Lizard Crotaphytus bicintores

Baja California Collared Lizard Crotaphytus vestigum

Long-nosed Leopard Lizard Gambelia wislizenii

Blunt-nosed Leopard Lizard Gambelia silus

XANTUSIIDAE (Night Lizards)

Granite Night Lizard Xantusia henshawi

Sandstone Night Lizard X.h. gracilis

Desert Night Lizard Xantusia vigilis

Sierra Night Lizard X.v. sierrae

Island Night Lizard Xantusia riversiana

SCINCIDAE (Skinks)

Western Skink Eumeces skiltonianus

Coronado Skink E. s. interparietalis

Gilbert's Skink Eumeces gilberti

TEIIDAE (Whiptails and relatives)

Orange-throated Whiptail Cnemidophorus hyperythrus

Belding's Orange-throated Whiptail C.h. beldingi

Western Whiptail Cnemidophorus tigris

ANGUIDAE (Alligator Lizards and relatives)

Southern Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata

Panamint Alligator Lizard Elgaria panamintina

Northern Alligator Lizard Elgaria coerulea

ANNIELLIDAE (California Legless Lizards)

California Legless Lizard Anniella pulchra

Silvery Legless Lizard A.p. pulchra

Black Legless Lizard A.p. nigra

HELODERMATIDAE (Venomous Lizards)

Reticulated Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum suspectum

Banded Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum cinctum

LEPTOTYPHLOPIDAE (Slender Blind Snakes)

Western Blind Snake Leptotyphlops humilis

BOIDAE (Boas)

Rubber Boa Charina (Lichanura) bottae

Southern Rubber Boa C.b. umbratica

Rosy Boa Charina (Lichanura) trivirgata

COLUBRIDAE (Colubrids)

Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

Sharp-tailed Snake Contia tenuis

Spotted Leaf-nosed Snake Phyllorhynchus decurtatus

Racer Coluber constrictor

Coachwhip Masticophis flagellum

San Joaquin Coaschwhip M.f. ruddocki

Striped Racer (California Whipsnake) Masticophis lateralis

Alameda Striped Racer (Alameda Whipsnake) M.l. euryxanthus

Striped Whipsnake Masticophis taeniatus

Baja California Rat Snake Elaphe rosaliae

Western Patch-nosed Snake Salvadora hexalepis

Coast Patch-nosed Snake S.h. virgultea

Glossy Snake Arizona elegans

Gopher Snake Pituophis melanoleucus

Santa Cruz Gopher Snake P.m. pumilus

Common Kingsnake Lampropeltis getula

California Mountain Kingsnake Lampropeltis zonata

San Bernardino Mountain Kingsnake L.z. parvarubra

San Diego Mountain Kingsnake L.z. pulchra

Long-nosed Snake Rhinocheilus lecontei

Common Garter Snake Thamnophis sirtalis

San Francisco Garter Snake T.s. tetrataenia

South Coast Garter Snake T.s. ssp

Western Terrestrial Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans

Western Aquatic (Sierra) Garter Snake Thamnophis couchii

Giant Garter Snake Thamnophis gigas

Pacific Coast Aquatic Garter Snake Thamnophis atratus

Two-striped Garter Snake Thamnophis hammondii

Northwestern Garter Snake Thamnophis ordinoides

Checkered Garter Snake Thamnophis marcianus

Diamondback Water Snake Nerodia rhombifer I

Ground Snake Sonora semiannulata

Western Shovel-nosed Snake Chionactis occipitalis

California Black-headed Snake Tantilla planiceps

Southwestern Black-headed Snake Tantilla hobartsmithi

Lyre Snake Trimorphodon biscutatus

Night Snake Hypsiglena torquata

HYDROPHIIDAE (Sea Snakes)

Yellow-bellied Sea Snake Pelamis platurus

VIPERIDAE (Vipers)

Western Diamondback Rattlesnake Crotalus atrox

Red Diamond Rattlesnake Crotalus ruber ruber

Speckled Rattlesnake Crotalus mitchellii

Sidewinder Crotalus cerastes

Northern Pacific Rattlesnake Crotalus viridis oregonensis

Southern Pacific Rattlesnake Crotalus viridis helleri

Mojave Rattlesnake Crotalus scutulatus