Amphibians and Reptiles of the Granite Mountains

List includes species confirmed or likely to occur in or near the Granite Mountains, San Bernardino County, California.  Revised by G. R. Stewart & A. K. Lappin (05/2008)

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Class Amphibia – Amphibians

Order Anura (Salientia) – Toads and Frogs

Family Bufonidae – True Toads

               Bufo punctatus – Red-spotted Toad

Class Reptilia – Reptiles

Order Chelonia (Testudines) – Turtles

Family Testudinidae – Tortoises

               Gopherus agassizii – Desert Tortoise

Order Squamata – Lizards and Snakes

Suborder Lacertilia (Sauria) – Lizards

Family Eublepharidae – Ground Geckos

               Coleonyx variegatus – Western Banded Gecko

Family Iguanidae – Iguanid Lizards

Dipsosaurus dorsalis – Desert Iguana

Sauromalus obesus – Common Chuckwalla

 Family Crotaphytidae – Collared and Leopard Lizards

Crotaphytus bicinctores– Great Basin Collared Lizard

Gambelia wislizenii – Long-nosed Leopard Lizard

Family Phrynosomatidae – Phrynosomatid Lizards

Phrynosoma platyrhinos – Desert Horned Lizard

Sceloporus occidentalis – Western Fence Lizard

Sceloporus magister – Desert Spiny Lizard

Uta stansburiana – Common Side-blotched Lizard

Urosaurus graciosus – Long-tailed Brush Lizard

Callisaurus draconoides – Zebra-tailed Lizard

Uma scoparia – Mojave Fringe-toed Lizard

Family Xantusiidae – Night Lizards

Xantusia vigilis – Desert Night Lizard

Family Scincidae – Skinks

Eumeces gilberti – Gilbert’s Skink

Family Teiidae – Whiptails and Relatives

Cnemidophorus tigris – Western Whiptail

Suborder Serpentes (Ophidia) – Snakes

 Family Leptotyphlopidae – Slender Blind Snakes

Leptotyphlops humilis – Western Blind  Snake

Family Boidae – Boas

Charina trivirgata – Rosy Boa

Family Colubridae – Colubrids

Phyllorhynchus decurtatus – Spotted Leaf-nosed Snake

Masticophis flagellum – Coachwhip

Masticophis taeniatus – Striped Whipsnake

Salvadora hexalepis – Western Patch-nosed Snake

Arizona elegans – Glossy Snake

Pituophis catenifer – Gopher Snake

Lampropeltis getula – Common Kingsnake

Rhinocheilus lecontei – Long-nosed Snake

Sonora semiannulata semiannulata –Variable Ground Snake

Chionactis occipitalis – Western shovel-nosed Snake

Tantilla hobartsmithi – Southwestern Black-headed Snake

Trimorphodon biscutatus – Western Lyresnake

Hypsiglena torquata – Night Snake

Family Viperidae – Vipers

Crotalus scutulatus – Mojave Rattlesnake

Crotalus mitchellii – Speckled Rattlesnake

Crotalus cerastes – Sidewinder

This checklist is based on (1) Minden, L., 1979.  Granite Mountains Resource Survey.  University of California, Santa Cruz, CA, (2) Stewart, G. R.  2006.  Annotated Checklist of the Amphibians and Reptiles of Southern California.  California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA, and (3) G. R. Stewart Field Observations. Taxonomy is based on Stebbins, R. C. 2003. A field guide to western reptiles and amphibians. Third edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston.

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