Kinds of Lizards

Sauria

includes North American native and introduced species

Sara Serji, Xavier Glaudas , and John Pickering
University of Georgia, Athens

Scientific name -- Other names
   Rhineura floridana (Baird, 1859) -- Florida Worm Lizard; Lepidosternon floridanum
Agamidae -- Agamas
   Agama agama Linnaeus, 1758 -- African red-headed agama
   Calotes mystaceus Dumeril and Bibron, 1837 -- Indochinese tree agama
Anguidae -- Alligator lizards; Glass lizards
   Elgaria coeruleus Wiegmann, 1828 -- Northern Alligator Lizard; Gerrhonotus coeruleus
   Elgaria kingii Gray, 1838 -- Madrean Alligator Lizard; Arizona Alligator Lizard
   Elgaria multicarinata Blainville, 1835 -- Southern Alligator Lizard
   Elgaria panamintina Stebbins, 1958 -- Panamint Alligator Lizard
   Gerrhonotus infernalis Baird, 1858 -- Texas Alligator Lizard
   Ophisaurus attenuatus Cope, 1880 -- Eastern Slender Glass Lizard
   Ophisaurus compressus Cope, 1898 -- Island Glass Lizard
   Ophisaurus mimicus Palmer, 1987 -- Mimic Glass Lizard
   Ophisaurus ventralis Linnaeus, 1766 -- Eastern Glass Lizard
Anniellidae -- Legless lizard
   Anniella pulchra Gray, 1852 -- California legless lizard
Corytophanidae -- Basilisk
   Basiliscus vittatus Wiegmann, 1828 -- Brown Basilisk
Crotaphytidae -- Collared lizards; Leopard lizards
   Crotaphytus bicinctores Smith and Tanner, 1972 -- Mojave Black-Collared Lizard; Great Basin Collared Lizard
   Crotaphytus collaris Say, 1823 -- Common Collared Lizard; Eastern Collared Lizard
   Crotaphytus nebrius Axtell and Montanucci, 1977 -- Sonoran Collared Lizard
   Crotaphytus reticulatus Baird, 1858 -- Reticulate collared lizard
   Crotaphytus vestigium Smith and Tanner, 1972 -- Baja Black-Collared Lizard
   Gambelia copeii Yarrow, 1882 -- Copes Leopard Lizard
   Gambelia sila Stejneger, 1890 -- Blunt-Nosed Leopard Lizard; Gambelia silus
   Gambelia wislizenii Baird and Girard, 1852 -- Long-Nosed Leopard Lizard
Gekkonidae -- Geckos
   Coleonyx brevis Stejneger, 1893 -- Texas Banded Gecko
   Coleonyx reticulatus Davis and Dixon, 1958 -- Reticulated Gecko
   Coleonyx switaki Murphy, 1974 -- Barefoot Gecko
   Coleonyx variegatus Baird, 1858 -- Western Banded Gecko
   Cosymbotus platyurus Schneider, 1792 -- Asian flat-tailed gecko
   Gekko gecko Linnaeus, 1758 -- Tokay Gecko
   Gonatodes fuscus Hallowell, 1855 -- Yellow-headed gecko
   Hemidactylus frenatus Dumeril and Bibron, 1836 -- Common House Gecko
   Hemidactylus garnotti -- Indo-Pacific Gecko
   Hemidactylus mabouia Moreau De Jonnes, 1818 -- Tropical House Gecko
   Hemidactylus turcicus Linnaeus, 1758 -- Mediterranean Gecko
   Pachydactylus bibroni Smith, 1846 -- Bibrons gecko
   Phelsuma madagascariensis Gray, 1831 -- Giant day gecko
   Phyllodactylus nocticolus Dixon, 1964 -- Leaf-Toed Gecko
   Sphaerodactylus argus Gosse, 1850 -- Ocellated Gecko
   Sphaerodactylus elegans Macleay, 1934 -- Ashy Gecko
   Sphaerodactylus notatus Baird, 1858 -- Florida Reef Gecko
   Tarentola annularis Geoffroy, 1823 -- White-spotted wall gecko
   Tarentola mauritanica Linnaeus, 1758 -- Moorish Wall Gecko
Helodermatidae -- Gila monster; Gila monsters
   Heloderma suspectum Cope, 1869 -- Gila Monster
Iguanidae -- Iguanas
   Ctenosaura pectinata Wiegmann, 1834 -- Mexican Spinytail Iguana
   Dipsosaurus dorsalis Baird and Girard, 1852 -- Desert Iguana
   Iguana iguana Linnaeus, 1758 -- Green Iguana
   Sauromalus ater -- Common Chuckwalla
   Sauromalus obesus Baird, 1858 -- Chuckwalla
Phrynosomatidae -- Earless lizards; Horned lizards; Spiny lizards; Fringe-toed lizards; Tree lizards; Sideblotch lizards
   Callisaurus draconoides Blainville, 1835 -- Zebra-Tailed Lizard
   Cophosaurus texanus Troschel, 1850 -- Greater Earless Lizard
   Holbrookia elegans Bocourt, 1874 -- Canyon earless lizard; Elegant Earless Lizard
   Holbrookia lacerata Cope, 1880 -- Spot-Tailed Earless Lizard
   Holbrookia maculata Girard, 1851 -- Lesser Earless Lizard; Common Lesser Earless Lizard
   Holbrookia propinqua Baird and Girard, 1852 -- Keeled earless lizard
   Petrosaurus mearnsi Stejneger, 1894 -- Banded Rock Lizard
   Phrynosoma cornutum Harlan, 1825 -- Texas Horned Lizard
   Phrynosoma coronatum Blainville, 1835 -- Coast Horned Lizard
   Phrynosoma douglassii Bell, 1828 -- Northwestern Short-Horned Lizard
   Phrynosoma hernandesi Girard, 1858 -- Mountain Short-Horned Lizard
   Phrynosoma mcallii Hallowell, 1852 -- Flat-Tailed Horned Lizard
   Phrynosoma modestum Girard, 1852 -- Round-Tailed Horned Lizard
   Phrynosoma platyrhinos Girard, 1852 -- Desert Horned Lizard
   Phrynosoma solare Gray, 1845 -- Regal Horned Lizard
   Sceloporous cowlesi -- Southwestern Fence Lizard
   Sceloporus arenicolus Degenhardt and Jones, 1972 -- Dunes Sagebrush Lizard
   Sceloporus becki Van Denburgh, 1905 -- Island fence lizard
   Sceloporus clarkii Baird and Girard, 1852 -- Clarks spiny lizard
   Sceloporus consobrinus Baird and Girard, 1853 -- Prairie Lizard
   Sceloporus cowlesi Lowe and Norris, 1956 -- Southern plateau lizard
   Sceloporus graciosus Baird and Girard, 1852 -- Sagebrush Lizard
   Sceloporus grammicus Wiegmann, 1828 -- Mesquite Lizard
   Sceloporus jarrovii Cope, 1875 -- Mountain Spiny Lizard
   Sceloporus magister Hallowell, 1854 -- Desert Spiny Lizard
   Sceloporus merriami Stejneger, 1904 -- Canyon Lizard
   Sceloporus occidentalis Baird and Girard, 1852 -- Western Fence Lizard
   Sceloporus olivaceus Smith, 1934 -- Texas Spiny Lizard
   Sceloporus orcutti Stejneger, 1893 -- Granite Spiny Lizard
   Sceloporus poinsettii Baird and Girard, 1852 -- Crevice Spiny Lizard
   Sceloporus serrifer Cope, 1866 -- Blue Spiny Lizard
   Sceloporus slevini Smith, 1937 -- Bunch Grass Lizard
   Sceloporus tristichus Cope, 1875 -- Northern plateau lizard
   Sceloporus undulatus (Bosc and Daudin in Sonnini and Latreille, 1801) -- Eastern Fence Lizard
   Sceloporus vanderburgianis Cope, 1896 -- Southern Sagebrush Lizard
   Sceloporus variabilis Wiegmann, 1834 -- Rosebelly Lizard
   Sceloporus virgatus Smith, 1938 -- Striped Plateau Lizard
   Sceloporus woodi Stejneger, 1918 -- Florida scrub lizard; Scrub pine lizard
   Uma inornata Cope, 1895 -- Coachella Valley Fringe-Toed Lizard
   Uma notata Baird, 1858 -- Colorado Desert Fringe-Toed Lizard
   Uma rufopunctata Cope, 1895 -- Sonoran fringe-toed lizard; Yuman Desert Fringe-toed Lizard
   Uma scoparia Cope, 1894 -- Mojave Fringe-Toed Lizard
   Urosaurus graciosus Hallowell, 1854 -- Long-Tailed Brush Lizard
   Urosaurus ornatus Baird and Girard, 1852 -- Tree Lizard
   Uta stansburiana Baird and Girard, 1852 -- Side-Blotched Lizard; Common Side-blotched Lizard
Polychrotidae -- Anoles
   Anolis carolinensis Voigt, 1832 -- Green anole
   Anolis chlorocyanus Dumeril and Bibron, 1837 -- Haitian green anole
   Anolis cristatellus Dumeril and Bibron, 1837 -- Crested Anole
   Anolis cybotes Cope, 1863 -- Large-headed anole
   Anolis distichus Cope, 1861 -- Bark Anole
   Anolis equestris Mertens, 1820 -- Knight Anole
   Anolis extremus Garman, 1887 -- Barbados anole
   Anolis ferreus Cope, 1864 -- Marie gallant sail-tailed anole
   Anolis garmani Stejneger, 1899 -- Jamaican giant anole
   Anolis porcatus Gray, 1840 -- Cuban green anole
   Anolis sagrei Dumeril and Bibron, 1837 -- Brown anole
Scincidae -- Skinks
   Neoseps reynoldsi Stejneger, 1910 -- Florida Sand Skink
   Plestiodon anthracinus Baird, 1849 -- Northern Coal Skink; Eumeces anthracinus
   Plestiodon callicephalus (Bocourt, 1879) -- Mountain Skink; Eumeces callicephalus
   Plestiodon egregius Baird, 1858 -- Mole Skink; Eumeces egregius
   Plestiodon fasciatus Linnaeus, 1758 -- Five-Lined Skink
   Plestiodon gilberti (Van Denburgh, 1896) -- Gilbert Skink; Gilberts Skink; Eumeces gilberti
   Plestiodon inexpectatus (Taylor, 1932) -- Southeastern Five-Lined Skink; Eumeces inexpectatus
   Plestiodon laticeps (Schneider, 1801) -- Broad-Headed Skink; Eumeces laticeps
   Plestiodon multivirgatus Hallowell, 1857 -- Many-Lined Skink; Eumeces multivirgatus
   Plestiodon obsoletus Baird and Girard, 1852 -- Great Plains Skink; Eumeces obsoletus
   Plestiodon obtusirostris (Bocourt, 1879) -- Southern prairie skink; Eumeces obtusirostris
   Plestiodon septentrionalis Baird, 1858 -- Northern Prairie Skink; Eumeces septentrionalis
   Plestiodon skiltonianus Baird and Girard, 1852 -- Western Skink; Eumeces skiltonianus
   Plestiodon tetragrammus Baird, 1858 -- Four-lined skink; Eumeces tetragrammus
   Scincella lateralis Say, 1823 -- Ground Skink
Teiidae -- Whiptails; Tegus lizards
   Ameiva ameiva Linnaeus, 1758 -- South American Ground Lizard; Jungle Runner
   Aspidoscelis arizonae -- Arizona Striped Whiptail
   Aspidoscelis burti -- Canyon Spotted Whiptail
   Aspidoscelis velox -- Plateau Striped Whiptail
   Aspidoscelis xanthonota -- Red-backed Whiptail
   Cnemidophorus arizonae Van Denburgh, 1896 -- Arizona Striped Whiptail
   Cnemidophorus burti Taylor, 1938 -- Canyon spotted whiptail
   Cnemidophorus dixoni Scudday, 1973 -- Gray-checkered whiptail
   Cnemidophorus exsanguis Lowe, 1956 -- Chihuahuan spotted whiptail
   Cnemidophorus flagellicaudus Lowe and Wright, 1964 -- Gila Spotted Whiptail
   Cnemidophorus gularis Baird and Girard, 1852 -- Texas Spotted Whiptail
   Cnemidophorus gypsi Wright and Lowe, 1993 -- Little White Whiptail
   Cnemidophorus hyperythrus Cope, 1863 -- Orange-throated whiptail
   Cnemidophorus inornatus Baird, 1858 -- Little striped whiptail
   Cnemidophorus laredoensis Mc Kinney, Kay and Anderson, 1973 -- Laredo Striped Whiptail
   Cnemidophorus lemniscatus Linnaeus, 1758 -- Rainbow whiptail
   Cnemidophorus neomexicanus Lowe and Zweifel, 1952 -- New mexico whiptail
   Cnemidophorus neotesselatus Walker, Cordes and Taylor, 1997 -- Southeastern Colorado Whiptail
   Cnemidophorus pai Wright and Lowe, 1993 -- Pai Striped Whiptail
   Cnemidophorus sexlineatus Linnaeus, 1766 -- Six-Lined Racerunner; Aspidoscelis sexlineata
   Cnemidophorus sonorae Lowe and Wright, 1964 -- Sonoran spotted whiptail
   Cnemidophorus tesselatus Say, 1823 -- Colorado checkered whiptail
   Cnemidophorus tigris Baird and Girard, 1852 -- Western Whiptail
   Cnemidophorus uniparens Wright and Lowe, 1965 -- Desert Grassland Whiptail
   Cnemidophorus velox Springer, 1928 -- Plateau Striped Whiptail
   Cnemidophorus xanthonotus Duellman and Lowe, 1953 -- Redback Whiptail
Tropiduridae -- Curly-tailed lizards
   Leiocephalus carinatus Gray, 1827 -- Carinate Curly-Tailed Lizard
   Leiocephalus schreibersii Gravenhorst, 1838 -- Shreibers Curly-Tailed Lizard
Xantusiidae -- Night lizards
   Xantusia arizonae Klauber, 1931 -- Arizona night lizard
   Xantusia bezyi Papenfuss, Macey, and Schulte, 2001 -- Bezys night lizard
   Xantusia gracilis Grismer and Galvan, 1986 -- Sandstone night lizard
   Xantusia henshawi Stejneger, 1893 -- Granite night lizard
   Xantusia riversiana Cope, 1883 -- Island night lizard
   Xantusia vigilis Baird, 1858 -- Desert night lizard

Updated: 2012-11-19 19:18:52

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