List of reptiles of California

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List of reptiles of California lists all of the snakes, turtles and lizards found in California.

Lizards[edit]

Family Anguidae[edit]

Species Common name
Elgaria coerulea Northern Alligator Lizard
Elgaria multicarinata Southern Alligator Lizard
Elgaria panamintina [e] Panamint Alligator Lizard

Family Anniellidae[edit]

Species Common name
Anniella alexanderae Temblor Legless Lizard
Anniella campi Southern Sierra Legless Lizard
Anniella grinnelli Bakersfield Legless Lizard
Anniella pulchra Northern California Legless Lizard
Anniella stebbinsi Southern California Legless Lizard

Family Crotaphytidae[edit]

Species Common name
Crotaphytus bicinctores Great Basin Collared Lizard
Crotaphytus vestigium Baja California Collared Lizard
Gambelia copeii Cope's Leopard Lizard
Gambelia sila [e] Blunt-nosed Leopard Lizard
Gambelia wislizenii Long-nosed Leopard Lizard

Family Gekkonidae[edit]

Species Common name
Coleonyx switaki Switak's Banded Gecko
Coleonyx variegatus Western Banded Gecko
Phyllodactylus nocticolus Peninsular Leaf-toed Gecko
Hemidactylus turcicus [i] Mediterranean House Gecko

Family Helodermatidae[edit]

Species Common name
Heloderma suspectum Gila Monster

Family Iguanidae[edit]

Species Common name
Dipsosaurus dorsalis Desert Iguana
Sauromalus ater Common Chuckwalla

Family Phrynosomatidae[edit]

Species Common name
Callisaurus draconoides Zebra-tailed Lizard
Petrosaurus mearnsi Banded Rock Lizard
Phrynosoma blainvilli Coast Horned Lizard
Phrynosoma douglasii Pygmy Short-horned Lizard
Phrynosoma mcallii Flat-tail Horned Lizard
Phrynosoma platyrhinos Desert Horned Lizard
Sceloporus graciosus Common Sagebrush Lizard
Sceloporus magister Desert Spiny Lizard
Sceloporus occidentalis Western Fence Lizard
Sceloporus orcutti Granite Spiny Lizard
Sceloporus uniformis Yellow-backed Spiny Lizard
Uma inornata [e] Coachella Valley Fringe-toed Lizard
Uma notata Colorado Desert Fringe-toed Lizard
Uma scoparia Mojave Fringe-toed Lizard
Urosaurus graciosus Long-tailed Brush Lizard
Urosaurus nigricaudus Baja California Brush Lizard
Urosaurus ornatus Ornate Tree Lizard
Uta stansburiana Common Side-blotched Lizard

Family Scincidae[edit]

Species Common name
Plestiodon gilberti Gilbert's Skink
Plestiodon skiltonianus Western Skink

Family Teiidae[edit]

Species Common name
Aspidoscelis hyperythra Orange-throated Whiptail
Aspidoscelis tigris Tiger Whiptail

Family Xantusiidae[edit]

Species Common name
Xantusia gracilis [e] Sandstone Night Lizard
Xantusia henshawi Granite Night Lizard
Xantusia riversiana [e] Island Night Lizard
Xantusia sierrae [e] Sierra Night Lizard
Xantusia vigilis Desert Night Lizard
Xantusia wigginsi Baja California Night Lizard

Family Lacertidae[edit]

Species Common name
Podarcis siculus [i] Southern Italian Wall Lizard

Snakes[edit]

Family Boidae[edit]

Species Common name
Charina bottae Northern Rubber Boa
Charina umbratica Southern Rubber Boa
Lichanura trivirgata Rosy Boa

Family Colubridae[edit]

Species Common name
Lampropeltis californiae California Kingsnake
Lampropeltis zonata California Mountain kingsnake
Coluber lateralis California Striped Whipsnake
Pituophis catenifer Gopher Snake
Thamnophis atratus Aquatic Garter Snake
Thamnophis couchii Sierra Garter Snake
Thamnophis elegans Terrestrial Garter Snake
Thamnophis ordinoides Northwestern Garter Snake
Crotalus ruber Diamondback Rattlesnake

Turtles[edit]

Family Cheloniidae[edit]

Species Common name
Caretta caretta Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Chelonia mydas Green Sea Turtle
Lepidochelys olivacea Olive Ridley Sea Turtle

Family Chelydridae[edit]

Species Common name
Chelydra serpentina [i] Common Snapping Turtle

Family Dermochelyidae[edit]

Species Common name
Dermochelys coriacea Leatherback Sea Turtle

Family Emydidae[edit]

Species Common name
Chrysemys picta [i] Western Painted Turtle
Actinemys marmorata Western Pond Turtle
Trachemys scripta [i] Red-eared Slider

Family Kinosternidae[edit]

Species Common name
Kinosternon sonoriense Sonoran Mud Turtle

Family Testudinidae[edit]

Species Common name
Gopherus agassizii Mojave Desert Tortoise

Family Trionychidae[edit]

Species Common name
Apalone spinifera [i] Spiny Softshell

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