Amphibians and Reptiles of Orange County, California
and nearby places
Compiled by Peter J. Bryant, University of California, Irvine
Click on images or names to open. 23 species illustrated

Species exotic to California and/or North America, yellow background

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Gilbert's Skink (Plestiodon gilberti)
California Red-sided Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis infernalis)
Southwestern Threadsnake (Blind Snake) (Rena humilis humilis)
Western Spadefoot Toad (Spea hammondii)
African-clawed Frog (Xenopus laevis)
Arroyo Toad (Anaxyrus califoricus)
Black-bellied Salamander (Bactrachoseps nigraventris)
Monterey Ensatina (Ensatina eschscholtizii eschscholtizii)
Common Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpetina)


Arboreal Salamander,
Aneides lugubris

California Slender Salamander,
Batrachoceps attenuatus

California Newt,
Taricha torosa
Frogs Toads

Lithobates (Rana) catesbianus

California Tree Frog,
Pseudacris (Hyla) cadaverina

Baja California Treefrog, Pseudacris
hypochondriaca hypochondriaca

Western Toad (California Subspecies), Bufo boreas halophilus

Lizards and Gekkos

Anguidae (Alligator Lizards) Anniellidae (American legless lizards) Eublepharidae
(Eyelid Geckos)

Southern Alligator Lizard,
Elgaria multicarinata
California Legless Lizard,
Anniella stebbinsi
San Diego Banded Gecko,
Coleonyx variegatus abbotti
Phrynosomatidae (Spiny Lizards)  

Coast Horned Lizard,
Phrynosoma blainvillii

Western Fence Lizard,
Sceloporus occidentalis

Granite Spiny Lizard,
Sceloporus orcutti

Side-blotched Lizard,
Uta stansburiana
Scincidae (Skinks)     Teiidae (Whiptails and Tegus)

Western Skink,
Eumeces skiltonianus
Orange-throated Whiptail, Aspidoscelis hyperythra

Coastal Whiptail,
Aspidoscelis tigris stejnegeri
Emydidae (Painted, Map, Box, and Slider Turtles)    

Western Pond Turtle,
Actinemys marmorata

Spiny Softshell Turtle,
Apalone spinifera

Red-eared Slider,
Trachemys scripta elegans
Boas (Boidae) Colubridae (Colubrids)

Rosy Boa,
Lichanura trivirgata

California Glossy Snake,
Arizona elegans occidentalis

Western Yellow-bellied Racer, Coluber constrictor mormon

Red Racer,
Coluber flagellum piceus

Ring-necked Snake,
Diadophis punctatus
Colubridae (Colubrids) (cont.)

San Diego Nightsnake,
Hypsiglena ochrorhyncha klauberi

California King Snake,
Lampropeltis getula californiae

California Mountain Kingsnake,
Lampropeltis zonata pulchra

California Striped Racer, Masticophis lateralis lateralis

Gopher Snake,
Pituophis catenifer

Long-nosed Snake,
Rhinocheilus lecontei

Coast Patch-nosed Snake,
Salvadora hexalepis virgultea

Western Black-headed Snake,
Tantilla planiceps

Two-striped Gartersnake, Thamnophis hammondii

Baja California Lyresnake, Trimorphodon biscutatus lyrophanes
Viperidae (Vipers)    

Southern Pacific Rattlesnake,
Crotalus oreganus helleri

Red Diamond Rattlesnake,
Crotalus ruber

Speckled Rattlesnake,
Crotalus mitchellii

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