Herp Life List

updated 7/6/10

Life List:  461 species of Reptile & Amphibian

Anurans:  75 species

Acris crepitans —Northern Cricket Frog
A. gryllus —Southern Cricket Frog
Bufo alvarius —Sonoran Desert Toad
B. americanus—American Toad
B. boreas—Western Toad
B. cognatus —Great Plains Toad
B. debilis —Green Toad
B. exsul – Black Toad
B. fowleri – Fowler’s Toad (I include velatus in B. fowleri)
B. houstonensis —Houston Toad
B. marinus—Giant Toad
B. microscaphus —Arizona Toad
B. punctatus —Red-spotted Toad
B. quercicus —Oak Toad
B. speciosus. —Texas Toad
B. terrestris —Southern Toad
B. valliceps —Gulf Coast Toad
B. woodhousii—Woodhouse’s Toad
Craugaster [Hylactophryne] augusti  —Barking Frog
C. [Hylactophryne] cactorum – Western Barking Frog
Eleutherodactylus planirostris —Greenhouse Frog
Syrrophus cystignathoides  —Rio Grande Chirping Frog
S. guttilatus (although I’m not sure that I think TX guttilatus is distinct from marnocki) —Spotted Chirping Frog
S. longipes – Long-toed Chirping Frog
S. marnockii —Cliff Chirping Frog
S. [guttilatus] sp1 – Durango
S. [guttilatus] sp2 – Galeana
S. verrucipes – Greenish Chirping Frog
Gastrophryne carolinensis —Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad
G. olivacea —Western Narrow-mouthed Toad
Hypopachus variolosus – Sheep Frog
Hyla andersoni – Pine Barrens Treefrog
H. arenicolor —Canyon Treefrog
H. avivoca —Bird-voiced Treefrog
H. chrysoscelis —Cope’s Gray Treefrog
H. cinerea —Green Treefrog
H. eximia – Mountain Treefrog
H. femoralis —Pine Woods Treefrog
H. gratiosa —Barking Treefrog
H. squirella —Squirrel Treefrog
H. versicolor —Gray Treefrog
H. wrightorum – Arizona Treefrog
Osteopilus septentrionalis—Cuban Treefrog
Pseudacris brachyphona —Mountain Chorus Frog
P. cadaverina. —California Tree Frog
P. clarkii —Spotted Chorus Frog
P. crucifer —Spring Peeper
P. nigrita —Southern Chorus Frog
P. ocularis —Little Grass Frog
P. ornata —Ornate Chorus Frog
P. regilla —Pacific Tree Frog
P. streckeri —Strecker’s Chorus Frog
P. triseriata—Western Chorus Frog (I don’t recognize feriarum or maculata as distinct species)
Smilisca baudini – Mexican Treefrog
Rana areolata —Crayfish Frog
R. berlandieri—Rio Grande Leopard Frog
R. capito —Gopher Frog
R. catesbeiana —Bull Frog
R. chiricahuensis —Chiricahua Leopard Frog
R. clamitans—Bronze/Green Frog
R. grylio —Pig Frog
R. heckscheri —River Frog
R. montezumae – Montezuma Leopard Frog
R. palustris—Pickerel Frog
R. pipiens —Northern Leopard Frog
R. pretiosa —Spotted Frog
R. sphenocephala —Southern Leopard Frog
R. subaquavocalis. —Ramsey Canyon Leopard Frog
R. sylvatica —Wood Frog
R. virgatipes – Carpenter Frog
R. yavapaiensis —Lowland Leopard Frog
Scaphiopus couchii —Couch’s Spadefoot
S. holbrookii —Eastern Spadefoot
S. hurterii —Hurter’s Spadefoot
Spea bombifrons – Plains Spadefoot
S. multiplicata —New Mexico Spadefoot

 

Caudata:  83 species

Ambystoma maculatum —Spotted Salamander
A. opacum —Marbled Salamander
A. talpoideum —Mole Salamander
A. texanum —Small-mouthed Salamander
A. tigrinum —Tiger Salamander (including mavortium)
Amphiuma means —Two-toed Amphiuma
A. pholeter – One-toed Amphiuma
A. tridactylum – Three-toed Amphiuma
Aneidea aeneus – Green Salamander
Necturus beyeri – Gulf Coast Waterdog
Necturus [alabamensis] lodingi  – Florida Waterdog
Aneides hardii—Sacramento Mts Salamander
Batrachoseps attenuatus—California Slender Salamander
B. major —Garden Slender Salamander
B. relictus – Relictual Slender Salamander
B. robustus – Kern Plateau Salamander
Chiropterotriton priscus – Neuvo Leon Salamander
C. [priscus] sp. – Pena Nevada Salamander
Desmognathus aeneus—Seepage Salamander
D. apalachicolae —Apalachicola Dusky Salamander
D. auriculatus —Southern Dusky Salamander
D. brimleyorum —Ouachita Dusky Salamander
D. carolinensis —Carolina (Mountain) Dusky Salamander
D. conanti (I’m not sure I think that this is really distinct from fuscus) —Spotted Dusky Salamnder
D. imitator —Imitator Salamander
D. fuscus —Northern Dusky Salamander
D. monticola —Seal Salamander
D. ochrophaeus – Mountain Dusky Salamander
D. ocoee —Ocoee (Mountain) Dusky Salamander
D. orestes — Blue-ridge (Mountain) Dusky Salamander
D. quadramaculatus —Black-bellied Dusky Salamander
D. santeetlah —Santeetlah Dusky Salamander
D. welteri —Black Mountain Dusky Salamander
D. wrighti —Pymy Salamander
Ensatina eschscholtzii —Ensatina
Eurycea cirrigera —Southern Two-lined Salamander
E. guttolineata —Three-lined Salamander
E. junaluska —Junaluska Salamander
E. longicauda —Long-tailed Salamander
E. lucifiga – Cave Salamander
E. multiplicata —Many-ribbed Salamander
E. naufragia – Georgetown Salamander
E. neotenes complex (whatever the new name will be for Comal Springs Salamanders)
E. [Typhlomolge] rathbuni – Texas Blind Salamander
E. speleaus – Grotto Salamander
E. troglodytes complex (whatever name for the Nueces Canyon Salamanders)
E. quadridigitata —Dwarf Salamander
E. wilderae —Blueridge Two-lined Salamander
Gyrinophilus porphyriticus —Spring Salamander
Hydromantes platycephalus – Mt. Lyell Salamander (Owens Valley form)

Plethodon albagula (I’ve caught populations in both TX and OK/Arkansas , probably recognized as 2 species in near future) —Western Slimy Salamander
P. caddoensis —Caddo Mts Salamander
P. chattahoochee —Chattahoochee Slimy Salamander
P. cinereus – Red-backed Salamander
P. chlorobryonis —Atlantic Coast Slimy Salamander
P. cylindraceus —White-spotted Slimy Salamander
P. fourchensis —Fourche Mt Salamander
P. glutinosus —Northern Slimy Salamander
P. grobmani —Southern Slimy Salamander
P. hubrichti – Peaks of Otter Salamander
P. jordani —Red-cheeked Salamander
P. kiamichi —Kiamichi Slimy Salamander
P. mississippi —Mississippi Slimy Salamander
P. montanus – Northern Gray-cheeked Salamander
P. neomexicanus —Jemez Mts Salamander
P. nettingi – Cheat Mountain Salamander
P. ouachitae —Oauchita Mts Salamander
P. sequoyah —SE Oklahoma Slimy Salamander
P. serratus —Southern Red-backed Salamander
P. teyahalee —Southern Apalachians Salamander
P. welleri —Weller’s Salamander
P. yonahlossee —Yonahlossee Salamander
Pseudoeurycea galeanae – Oriental Woodland Salamander
Pseudotriton montanus – Mud Salamander
P. ruber —Red Salamander
Pseudobranchus axanthus – Narrow-striped Dwarf Siren
Siren intermedia —Lesser Siren
S. lacertina—Greater Siren
Notophthalmus meridionalis—Black-spotted Newt
N. peristriatus – Striped Newt
N. viridescens —Red-spotted Newt
Taricha torosa —California Newt

 

Testudinata: 45 species

Pelomedusa subrufra – Helmeted Terrapin
Geochelone pardalis – Leopard Tortoise
Gopherus agassizii —Desert Tortoise
G. berlandieri —Texas Tortoise
G. polyphemus —Gopher Tortoise
Chelydra serpentina —Common Snapping Turtle
Macrochelys temminckii —Alligator Snapping Turtle
Kinosternon flavescens —Yellow Mud Turtle
K. hirtipes – Mexican Mud Turtle
K. integrum – Mexican Plateau Map Turtle
K. sonoriense —Sonoran Mud Turtle
K. subrubrum —Eastern Mud Turtle
Sternotherus carinatus —Razor-backed Musk Turtle
S. minor —Loggerhead Musk Turtle
S. odoratus —Stinkpot
Chrysemys picta —Painted Turtle
Clemmys guttata – Spotted Turtle
Deirochelys reticularia —Chicken Turtle
Emydoidea blandingii —Blanding’s Turtle
Graptemys barbouri —Barbour’s Map Turtle
G. caglei – Cagle’s Map Turtle
G. geographica – Map Turtle
G. gibbonsi – Pearl River Map Turtle
G. nigrinoda – Black-knobbed Sawback Turtle
G. oculifera – Ringed Sawback Turtle
G. ouachitensis —Ouachita Map Turtle
G. kohnii —Mississippi Map Turtle
G. versa —Texas Map Turtle
Ocadia sinensis – Chinese Striped-necked Turtle (Frankfurt, Germany)
Pseudemys concinna —River Cooter
P. floridana —Florida Cooter
P. gorzugi —Rio Grande Slider
P. nelsoni —Florida Red-bellied Turtle
P. suwanneensis – Suwannee Slider
P. texana —Texas Slider
Terrapene carolina —Eastern Box Turtle
T. coahuilae – Coahuila Box Turtle
T. ornata —Ornate Box Turtle
Trachemys gaigeae —Big Bend Slider
T. [gaigae] hartwegi – Nazas Slider
T. scripta —Slider
T. taylori – Cuatrocienegas Slider
Apalone ferox —Florida Softshell
A. mutica —Smooth Softshell
A. spinifera —Spiny Softshell

Crocodilians:  1 species

Alligator mississippiensis—American Alligator

Amphisbaenians:  1 species

Rhineura floridana—Florida Worm Lizard

Lacertilia:  139 species

Anniella pulchra —California Legless Lizard
Barisia ciliaris – Montane Alligator Lizard |
Elgaria coerulea —Northern Alligator Lizard
E. kingii —Arizona Alligator Lizard
E. multicarinata —Southern Alligator Lizard
E. panamintina – Panamint Alligator Lizard
(E. sp.
Nuevo Leon ???)
Gerrhonotus infernalis —Texas Alligator Lizard
Ophisaurus attenuatus—Slender Glass Lizard
O. compressus—Island Glass Lizard
O. mimicus—Mimic Glass Lizard
O. ventralis—Eastern Glass Lizard
Cnemidophorus burti —Giant Spotted Whiptail
C. [inornatus] cienegae – Cuatrocienegas Whiptail
C. exsanguis —Chihuahuan Spotted Whiptail
C. flagellicaudus —Gila Spotted Whiptail
C. gularis. —Texas Spotted Whiptail
C. [inornatus] gypsi – Little White Whiptail
C. hyperthyrus. —Orange-throated Whiptail
C. inornatus —Little Striped Whiptail
C. laredoensis —Laredo Striped Whiptail
C. marmoratus —Marbled Whiptail
C. neomexicanus —New Mexico Whiptail
C. scalaris – Mexican Plateau Whiptail
C. septemvittatus —Rusty-rumped Whiptail
C. sexlineatus —Six-lined Racerunner
C. sonorae —Sonoran Spotted Whiptail
C. tesselatus —Checkered Whiptail
C. uniparens —Desert Grassland Whiptial
C. velox —Plateau Striped Whiptail
Heliobolus lugubris – Bushveld Lizard
Ichnotropis squamulosa – Common Rough-scaled Lizard
Pediplanis namaquensis – Namaqua Sand Lizard
Coleonyx brevis —Texas Banded Gecko
C. reticulatus —Reticulated Gecko
C. variegatus —Desert Banded Gecko
Cyrtopodion scabrum —Rough-tailed Gecko
Hemidactylus frenatus – Common House Gecko
H. garnotii—Indo-Pacific Gecko
H. mabouia – Tropical House Gecko
H. turcicus—Mediterranean House Gecko
Lygodactylus bradfieldi – Namibian Dwarf Gecko
Pachydactylus turneri – Turner’s Thick-toed Gecko
Ptenopus garrulous – Common Barking Gecko
Rhoptropis afer – Common Namib Day Gecko
R. bradfieldi – Bradfield’s Namib Day Gecko
Sphaerodactylus notatus —Reef Gecko
Eumeces anthracinus —Coal Skink
E. brevorostris – Short-nosed Skink
E. callicephalus —Mountain Skink
E. [brevirostris] dicei – Dice’s Skink
E. egregius —Mole Skink
E. fasciatus —Five-lined Skink
E. gilberti —Gilbert’s Skink
E. inexpectatus —Southeastern Five-lined Skink
E. laticeps —Broad-headed Skink
E. lynxe – Lynx Skink
E. multivirgatus —Many-lined Skink
E. obsoletus —Great Plains Skink
E. [brevirostris] pineus – Pine Skink
E. septentrionalis —Prairie Skink
E. skiltonianus —Western Skink
E. tetragrammus —Four-lined Skink
Mabuya acutilabris – Wedge-snouted Skink
M. spilogaster – Kalahari Tree Skink
M. striata – Striped Skink
M. sulcata – Western Rock Skink
M. variegata – Variegated Skink
Neoseps reynoldsi—Florida Sand Skink
Scincella lateralis—Ground Skink
S. sylvicola – Woodland Skink
Lepidophyma gaigae – Gaige’s Tropical Night Lizard
L. occulor – Spotted Giant Tropical Night Lizard
L. sylvaticum – Woodland Tropical Night Lizard
Xantusia bolsonae – Bolson Night Lizard
X. henshawi—Granite Night Lizard
X. vigilis—Desert Night Lizard
Heloderma suspectum—Gila Monster
Agama aculeata – Ground Agama
A. planiceps – Namibian Rock Agama
Anolis carolinensis —Green Anole
A. sagrei —Brown Anole
Callisaurus draconoides —Zebra-tailed Lizard
Cophosaurus texanus —Greater Earless Lizard
Holbrookia lacerata—Spot-tailed Earless Lizard
H. maculata—Common Lesser Earless Lizard
H. propinqua—Keeled Earless Lizard
Leiocephalus carinatus – Northern Curly-tailed Lizard
Phrynosoma cornutum—Texas Horned Lizard
P. coronatum—Coast Horned Lizard
P. hernandesi—Greater Short-horned Lizard
P. modestum—Round-tailed Horned Lizard
P. orbiculare – Mexican Plateau Horned Lizard
P. platyrhinos—Desert Horned Lizard
P. solare—Regal Horned Lizard
Sceloporus arenicolus—Dunes Sagebrush Lizard
S. brownorum – Brown’s Bunch Grass Lizard
S. clarkii—Clark’s Spiny Lizard
S. [undulatus] consobrinus – Prairie Lizard
S. couchi – Couch’s Spiny Lizard
S. cyanogenys—Blue Spiny Lizard
S. cyanostictus – Blue-green Spiny Lizard
S. [undulatus] edbelli – Bell’s Fence Lizard
S. graciosus—Common Sagebrush Lizard
S. grammicus—Mesquite Lizard (south Texas and northern Sonora –2 species)
S. jarrovii—Mountain Spiny Lizard
S. maculosus – Spotted Spiny Lizard
S. magister—Desert Spiny Lizard
S. merriami—Canyon Lizard
S. minor – Dwarf Spiny Lizard
S. oberon – Imperial Spiny Lizard
S. occidentalis—Western Fence Lizard
S. olivaceus—Texas Spiny Lizard
S. orcutti—Granite Spiny Lizard
S. parvus
S. poinsettii—Crevice Spiny Lizard
S. scalaris – Bunchgrass Lizard
S. slevini—Slevin’s Bunchgrass Lizard
S. spinosus – Spinose Spiny Lizard
S. torquatus – Broad-collared Spiny Lizard
S. [undulatus] tristichus – Plateau Lizard
S. undulatus —Eastern Fence Lizard
S. variabilis—Rose-bellied Lizard
S. virgatus—Striped Plateau Lizard
S. woodi—Florida Scrub Lizard
Uma exsul – Exiled Fringe-toed Lizard
U. scoparia – Mojave Fringe-toed Lizard
Urosaurus graciosus—Long-tailed Brush Lizard
U. ornatus—Ornate Tree Lizard
Uta stansburiana—Common Side-blotched Lizard
Crotaphytus antiquus – Venerable Collared Lizard
C. bicinctores —Desert Collared Lizard
C. collaris —Eastern Collared Lizard
C. nebrius —Sonoran Collared Lizard
C. reticulatus —Reticulated Collared Lizard
Gambelia wislizenii —Long-nosed Leopard Lizard
Dipsosaurus dorsalis —Desert Iguana
Sauromalus obesus— Common Chuckwalla

Serpentes:  127 species

Agkistrodon contortrix—Copperhead
A. piscivorus—Cottonmouth
Arizona elegans—Eastern Glossy Snake
A. occidentalis—Western Glossy Snake
Atractaspis bibroni – Southern Burrowing Asp
Bogertophis subocularis—Trans-Pecos Ratsnake
Carphophis amoenus—Eastern Wormsnake
C. vermis—Western Wormsnake
Cemophora coccinea—Scarletsnake
Charina bottae—Rubber Boa
Chilomeniscus cinctus – Banded Sand Snake
Chionactis occipitalis—Western Shovel-nosed Snake
Coluber constrictor —Racer
Conopsis nasus – Mexican Earth Snake
Contia tenuis—Sharp-tailed Snake
Crotalus adamanteus—Eastern Diamond-backed Rattlesnake
C. aquilus – Mexican Dusky Rattlesnake
C. atrox—Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake
C. cerastes—Sidewinder
C. horridus—Timber Rattlesnake
C. lepidus—Rock Rattlesnake
C. mitchellii—Speckled Rattlesnake
C. molossus—Black-tailed Rattlesnake
C. oreganus —Western Rattlesnake
C. pricei—Twin-spotted Rattlesnake
C. ruber — Red Diamond Rattlesnake
C. scutulatus—Mojave Rattlesnake
C. tigris—Tiger Rattlesnake
C. viridis—Prairie Rattlesnake
C. willardi—Ridge-nosed Rattlesnake
Diadophis punctatus—Ring-necked Snake
Drymarchon corais—Western Indigo Snake
Elaphe bairdi—Baird’s Ratsnake
E. guttata—Cornsnake
E. obsoleta—Eastern Ratsnake
E. vulpina—Western Foxsnake
Farancia abacura—Mudsnake
F. erytrogramma—Rainbow Snake
Ficimia streckeri – Mexican Hook-nosed Snake
Gyalopion canum—Chihuahuan Hook-nosed Snake
Heterodon nasicus—Western Hog-nosed Snake
H. platyrhinos—Eastern Hog-nosed Snake
Hypsiglena torquata—Nightsnake
Lampropeltis alterna—Gray-banded Kingsnake
L. calligaster—Prairie/Mole Kingsnake
L. getula—Common Kingsnake
L. greeri – Durango Mountain Kingsnake
L. leonis – Variable Kingsnake
L. pyromelana—Sonoran Mountain Kingsnake
L. triangulum—Milksnake
L. zonata—California Mountain Kingsnake
Leptodeira septentrionalis – Northern Cat-eyed Snake
Leptotyphlops dulcis—Plains Threadsnake
L. humilis—Western Threadsnake
L. [dulcis] myopicus – Mexican Blindsnake
Lichanura trivirgata—Rosy Boa
Masticophis bilineatus—Sonoran Whipsnake
M. flagellum—Coachwhip
M. lateralis—Striped Racer
M. schotti—Schott’s Whipsnake
M. taeniatus—Striped Whipsnake
Micruroides euryxanthus—Sonoran Coralsnake
Micrurus fulvius—Harlequin (Eastern) Coralsnake
M. tener—Texas Coralsnake
Nerodia clarkii—Saltmarsh Snake
N. cyclopion—Mississippi Green Watersnake
N. erythrogaster—Plain–bellied Watersnake
N. fasciata—Southern Watersnake
N. floridana—Florida Green Watersnake
N. harteri —Brazos River Watersnake (I don’t recognize the distinction between Concho and Brazos Watersnakes as separate species)
N. rhombifer—Diamond-backed Watersnake
N. sipedon—Northern Watersnake
N. taxispilota —Brown Watersnake
Opheodrys aestivus—Rough Greensnake
O. vernalis—Smooth Greensnake
Phyllorhynchus browni—Saddled Leaf-nosed Snake
P. decurtatus—Spotted Leaf-nosed Snake
Pituophis catenifer—Gophersnake
P. deppei – Mexican Pinesnake
P. melanoleucus —Pinesnake
Psammophylax tritaeniatus – Striped Skaapsteker
Regina alleni—Striped Crayfish Snake
R. grahamii—Graham’s Crayfish Snake
R. rigida—Glossy Crayfish Snake
R. septemvittata—Queen Snake
Rhadinea flavilata – Pine Woods Snake
R. montanus – Mountain Leaf Litter Snake
Rhinocheilus lecontei—Long-nosed Snake
Salvadora grahamiae—Eastern Patch-nosed Snake
S. deserticola—Big Bend Patch-nosed Snake
S. hexalepis—Western Patch-nosed Snake
Seminatrix pygea – Black Swamp Snake
Senticolis triaspis—Green Ratsnake
Sibon sartorii – Banded Snaileater
Sistrurus catenatus—Massasauga
S. miliarius —Pygmy Rattlesnake
Sonora semiannulata—Groundsnake
Storeria dekayi—Brownsnake
S. hidalgoensis – Mexican Brownsnake
S. occipitomaculata—Red-bellied Snake
Tantilla atriceps – Mexican Black-headed Snake
T. coronata—Southeastern Crowned Snake
T. cucullata—Trans-Pecos Black-headed Snake
T. gracilis—Flat-headed Snake
T. hobartsmithi—Smith’s Black-headed Snake
T. nigriceps—Plains Black-headed Snake
T. relicta —Florida Crowned Snake
T. wilcoxi – Chihuahuan Black-headed Snake
Thamnophis atratus – Aquatic Gartersnake (I was in the field with someone who caught one, held it up and let it go – so . . . )
T. couchii—Sierra Gartersnake
T. cyrtopsis—Black-necked Gartersnake
T. elegans—Terrestrial Gartersnake
T. eques— Mexican Gartersnake
T. hammondii—Two-striped Gartersnake
T. marcianus—Checkered Gartersnake
T. ordinoides—Northwestern Gartersnake
T. proximus—Western Ribbonsnake
T. radix—Plains Gartersnake
T. rufipunctatus—Narrow-headed Gartersnake
T. sauritus—Eastern Ribbonsnake
T. sirtalis—Common Gartersnake
Trimorphodon biscutatus—Western Lyresnake
T. tau – Tropical Lyresnake
T. vilkinsonii—Texas Lyresnake
Tropidoclonion lineatum—Lined Snake
Virginia striatula—Rough Earthsnake
V. valeriae —Smooth Earthsnake