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California Legless Lizard
Anniella pulchra
Monterey Co., CA

California Legless Lizard
Anniella pulchra
Monterey Co., CA

California Legless Lizard
Anniella pulchra
Monterey Co., CA

California Legless Lizard
Anniella pulchra
Monterey Co., CA

Southern Alligator Lizard
Elgaria multicarinata
Santa Cruz Co., CA

Southern Alligator Lizard
Elgaria multicarinata
Santa Cruz Co., CA

Southern Alligator Lizard
Elgaria multicarinata
Santa Cruz Co., CA

Southern Alligator Lizard
Elgaria multicarinata
Napa Co., CA

Eastern Glass Lizard
Ophisaurus ventralis

Eastern Glass Lizard
Ophisaurus ventralis
Crotaphytidae
Long-nosed leopard lizard
Gambelia wislizenii

Great Basin
Collared Lizard
Crotaphytus bicinctores

Eublepharidae

Banded Gecko
Coleonyx variegatus
San Bernadino Co., CA

Gekkonidae

Leaf-Toed Gecko
Phyllodactylus xanti
Baja California, Mexico

House Gecko
Hemidactylus frenatus
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Phrynosomatidae
Zebra-tailed lizard
Callisaurus draconoides

Hatchling Roundtailed Horned Lizard
Phyrnosoma modestum
Socorro Co., NM

Hatchling Roundtailed Horned Lizard
Phyrnosoma modestum
Socorro Co., NM

Roundtailed Horned Lizard
Phyrnosoma modestum
Socorro Co., NM

Roundtailed Horned Lizard
Phyrnosoma modestum
Socorro Co., NM

Desert Horned Lizard
Phyrnosoma platyrhinos
San Bernadino Co., CA

Yarrow Spiny Lizard
Sceloporus jarrovi

Desert Spiny Lizard
Sceloporus magister

Western Fence Lizard
Sceloporus occidentalis

Western Fence Lizard
Sceloporus occidentalis

Western Fence Lizard
Sceloporus occidentalis

Western Fence Lizards
Sceloporus occidentalis
Napa Co., CA

Western Fence Lizard
Sceloporus occidentalis
Napa Co., CA

Western Fence Lizard
Sceloporus occidentalis
Napa Co., CA

Western Fence Lizard
Sceloporus occidentalis
Napa Co., CA

Western Fence Lizard
Sceloporus occidentalis
Napa Co., CA

Western Fence Lizard
Sceloporus occidentalis

Mojave Fringe-toed lizard
Uma scoparia
San Bernadino Co., CA

Close-up on Toes
of U. scoparia

Mojave Fringe-toed lizard
Uma scoparia
San Bernadino Co., CA

Long Tailed Brush Lizard
Urosaurus graciousus

Side blotch lizard
Uta stansburiana

Polychrotidae

Ghost Anole
Anolis lemurinus
Quintana Roo, Mexico

Ghost Anole
Anolis lemurinus
Quintana Roo, Mexico

Iguanidae

Iguana
Ctenosaura similis
Tulum Ruins, Mexico

Iguana
Ctenosaura similis
Tulum Ruins, Mexico

Iguana
Ctenosaura similis
Tulum Ruins, Mexico

Iguana
Ctenosaura similis
Tulum Ruins, Mexico

Chuckawalla
Sauromalus obesus
San Bernadino Co., CA

Scincidae

Western Skink
Eumeces skiltonianus
Napa Co., CA.

Teiidae

Ameiva undulata
Quintana Roo, Mexico

New Mexico Whiptail
Cnemidophorus neomexicanus
Socorro Co., NM

Whiptail
Cnemidophorus tigris
Socorro Co., NM

Habitat Photos
Quintana Roo, Mexico. Habitat for: Ghost Anole, Basilisk
Hotel Stairwell in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Habitat for: House Gecko (Hemidactylus frenatus). These geckos have spread around the world in tropical and subtropical areas by living in close association with humans.
Socorro County, New Mexico. Habitat for: Western Whiptail, New Mexico Whiptail, Desert Spiny Lizard, Short Tailed Horned Lizard
Monterey County, California. Habitat for: California Legless Lizard, Southern Alligator Lizard
Attention All text and photograhs on this website are copyright Michael Benard. If you have any inquiries about using any of this material, or for any other questions, I can be contacted by email at mfbenard 'at' gmail dot com.

Some interesting outside links:

  • Anole Annals: A blog about Anolis biology, and human interactions with anoles.
  • Tree of Life: Squamates. A website showing the evolutionary relationships among living organisms.
  • Fieldherpforum: Online community of people interested in finding reptiles and amphibians outdoors.