Amphibians and reptiles of the Tucson Mountains, AZ

(Asterisks in the lists indicate species we believe likely, but for which confirmation is needed)


  • Spadefoot toad (Scaphiopus couchi)
  • Red-spotted toad (Bufo punctatus)
  • Sonoran Desert toad aka Colorado River toad (Bufo alvarius)


  • Banded gecko (Coleonyx variegatus)
  • Zebra-tailed lizard (Callisaurus draconoides)
  • Desert spiny lizard (Sceloporus magister)
  • Clark's spiny lizard (Sceloporus clarki)
  • Tree lizard (Uta ornata)
  • Side blotched lizard (Uta stansburiana) *
  • Regal horned toad (Phrynosoma solare)
  • Western whiptail (Cnemidophorus tigris)
  • Checkered whiptail (Cnemidophorus tessellatus) *
  • Gila monster (Heloderma suspectum)


  • Western worm snake (Leptotyphlops humilus)
  • Western hog-nosed snake (Heterodon nasicus)
  • Saddled leaf-nosed snake (Phyllorhynchus browni)
  • Common whipsnake (Masticophis flagellum)
  • Western patch-nosed snake (Salvadora hexalepis)
  • Glossy snake (Arizona elegans) *
  • Gopher snake (Pituophis catenifer
  • Common king snake (Lampropeltis getulus)
  • Long-nosed snake (Rhinocheilus lecontei)
  • Western shovel-nosed snake (Chionactis occipitalis)
  • Banded sand snake (Chilomeniscus cinctus)
  • Southwestern black-headed snake (Tantilla hobartsmithi)
  • Arizona lyre snake (Trimorphodon lambda
  • Spotted night snake (Hypsiglena torquata)
  • Sonoran coral snake (Micruroides euryxanthus)
  • Western diamond back rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox)
  • Mohave rattlesnake (Crotalus scutulatus)
  • Tiger rattlesnake (Crotalus tigris)
  • Western Black-tailed Rattlesnake (Crotalus molossus)

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