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A Guide to the Amphibians
and Reptiles of California


Photo Index of California Lizards                  

These are pictures of California's indigenous lizards along with some introduced species.
Click on a name link to go to the main page for more pictures and information about a particular lizard and its habitat.
 
San Francisco Alligator Lizard
San Francisco Alligator Lizard
Elgaria coerulea coerulea

Sierra Alligator Lizard
Elgaria coerulea palmeri
Northwestern Alligator Lizard
Elgaria coerulea principis
Shasta Alligator Lizard
Elgaria coerulea shastensis
California Alligator Lizard
Elgaria multicarinata multicarinata
San Diego Alligator Lizard
Elgaria multicarinata webbii
Oregon Alligator Lizard
Elgaria multicarinata scincicauda
Panamint Alligator Lizard
Elgaria panamintina

North American Legless Lizard
Anniella
North American Legless Lizard
Anniella (dark phase)
Great Basin Collared Lizard
Crotaphytus bicinctores
Baja California Collared Lizard
Crotaphytus vestigium

Long-nosed Leopard Lizard
Cope's Leopard Lizard
Gambelia copei
Blunt-nosed Leopard Lizard
Gambelia sila
Long-nosed Leopard Lizard
Gambelia wislizenii
Peninsular Banded Gecko
Coleonyx switaki

Desert Banded Gecko Banded Gila Monster
San Diego Banded Gecko
Coleonlyx variegatus abbotti
Desert Banded Gecko
Coleonyx variegatus variegatus
Peninsular Leaf-toed Gecko
Phyllodactylus nocticolus
Banded Gila Monster
Heloderma suspectum cinctum
Northern Desert Iguana
Dipsosaurus dorsalis dorsalis
Common Chuckwalla
Sauromalus ater
Western Zebra-tailed Lizard
Callisaurus draconoides rhodostictus

Mearn's Rock Lizard
Petrosaurus mearnsi mearnsi
Pygmy Short-horned Lizard
Blainville's (Coast) Horned Lizard
Phrynosoma blainvillii
(=Anota coronatum)
Pygmy Short-horned Lizard
Phrynosoma douglasii
(=Tapaja douglasii)

Flat-tail Horned Lizard
Phrynosoma mcallii
(=Anota mcallii)
Southern Desert Horned Lizard
Phrynosoma platyrhinos calidiarum
(=Doliosaurus platyrhinos calidiarum)


Western Sagebrush Lizard Southern Sagebrush Lizard
Northern Desert Horned Lizard
Phrynosoma platyrhinos platyrhinos
(=Doliosaurus platyrhinos platyrhinos)
Western Sagebrush Lizard
Sceloporus graciosus gracilis
Northern Sagebrush Lizard
Sceloporus graciosus graciosus

Southern Sagebrush Lizard
Sceloporus graciosus vandenburgianus
San Joaquin Fence Lizard
Desert Spiny Lizard
Sceloporus magister
Island Fence Lizard
Sceloporus occidentalis becki
San Joaquin Fence Lizard
Sceloporus occidentalis biseriatus
Coast Range Fence Lizard
Sceloporus occidentalis bocourtii
Granite Spiny Lizard Male Granite Spiny Lizard
Great Basin Fence Lizard
Sceloporus occidentalis longipes

Northwestern Fence Lizard
Sceloporus occidentalis occidentalis
Female                 Granite Spiny Lizard                 Male
Sceloporus orcutti
Coachella Valley Fringe-toed Lizard
Sierra Fence Lizard
Sceloporus occidentalis taylori
Yellow-backed Spiny Lizard
Sceloporus uniformis
Coachella Fringe-toed Lizard
Uma inornata

Colorado Desert Fringe-toed Lizard
Uma notata
Long-tailed Brush Lizard Baja California Brush Lizard
Mohave Fringe-toed Lizard
Uma scoparia
Western Long-tailed Brush Lizard
Urosaurus graciosus graciosus
Baja California Brush Lizard
Urosaurus nigricaudus

Colorado River Tree Lizard
Urosaurus ornatus symmetricus


Western Side-blotched Lizard
Western Side-blotched Lizard
Uta stansburiana elegans
Nevada Side-blotched Lizard
Uta stansburiana nevadensis
Variegated Skink
Plestiodon gilberti cancellosus
Greater Brown Skink
Plestiodon "gilberti" gilberti


Northern Brown Skink
Plestiodon "gilberti" placerensis
Western Red-tailed Skink
Plestiodon "gilberti" rubricaudatus
Skilton's Skink
Plestiodon skiltonianus skiltonianus
Coronado Skink
Plestiodon skiltonianus interparietalis


Belding's Orange-throated Whiptail
Aspidoscelis hyperythra beldingi

Coastal Whiptail
Aspidoscelis tigris stejnegeri
California Whiptail
Aspidoscelis tigris munda
Great Basin Whiptail
Aspidoscelis tigris tigris


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Sandstone Night Lizard
Xantusia gracilis
Granite Night Lizard
Xantusia henshawi
San Clemente Night Lizard
Xantusia riversiana reticulata
San Nicolas Night Lizard
Xantusia riversiana riversiana



 
Sierra Night Lizard
Xantusia sierrae
Yucca Night Lizard
Xantusia vigilis
Baja California Night Lizard
Xantusia wigginsi
 
       

Alien Species

       
Green Anole Green Anole Colorado Desert Fringe-toed Lizard
Green Anole
Anolis Carolinensis

Cuban Brown Anole
Anolis sagrei sagrei
Mediterranean House Gecko San Francisco Alligator Lizard© William Flaxington
© Patrick Briggs
Mediterranean House Gecko
Hemidactylus turcicus


White-spotted Wall Gecko
Tarentola annularis
Moorish Wall Gecko
Tarentola mauritanica
   
Southern Italian Wall Lizard
Podaris siculus siculus
Jackson's Chameleon
Chamaeleo jacksonii
   
     
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