Northwest Lizards

This is a list of lizards found in Oregon and Washington.
Click on the links to see groups of photographs of the lizards and their habitat.

Scientific Name Common Name
Aspidoscelis tigris tigris Great Basin Whiptail
Aspidoscelis velox
(=Cnemidophorus velox)
(Introduced in Oregon)
Plateau Striped Whiptail
Crotaphytus bicinctores Great Basin Collared Lizard
Elgaria coerulea shastensis Shasta Alligator Lizard
Elgaria coerulea principis Northwestern Alligator Lizard
Elgaria multicarinata scincicauda Oregon Alligator Lizard
Gambelia wislizenii Long-nosed Leopard Lizard
Plestiodon skiltonianus skiltonianus
(=Eumeces skiltonianus skiltonianus)
Skilton's Skink
Phrynosoma douglasii Pygmy Short-horned Lizard
Phrynosoma platyrhinos platyrhinos Northern Desert Horned Lizard
Podarcis muralis   (Introduced on Vancouver Island) Common Wall Lizard
Sceloporus graciosus gracilis Western Sagebrush Lizard
Sceloporus graciosus graciosus Northern Sagebrush Lizard
Sceloporus occidentalis longipes Great Basin Fence Lizard
Sceloporus occidentalis occidentalis Northwestern Fence Lizard
Uta stansburiana nevadensis Nevada Side-blotched Lizard


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