Below is a listing of reptile and amphibian species that have been observed in the Desert Botanical Garden. You can download the list as a PDF below.

Turtles

 

Western Painted Turtle,  Chrysemys picta belli

Desert Box Turtle,  Terrapene ornata      

Sonoran Mud Turtle,  Kinosternon sonoriense       

Yellow Mud Turtle,  Kinosternon flavescens    

Sonoran Desert Tortoise,  Gopherus agassizii   

Bolson Tortoise,  Gopherus flavomarginatus

 

 

 

Lizards

 

Leopard Lizard, Gambelia wislizenii

Collared Lizard, Crotaphytus collaris

Greater earless Lizard, Cophosaurus texanus

Zebratail Lizard, Callisaurus draconoides

Texas Horned Lizard, Phrynosoma cornutum

Roundtail Horned Lizard, Phrynosoma modestum

Clark's Spiney Lizard, Sceloporus clarkii

Desert Spiney Lizard, Sceloporus magister

Crevice Spiny Lizard, Sceloporus poinsetti

Tree Lizards,  Urosaurus ornatus

Side-blotched Lizard, Uta stansburiana

Banded Gecko,  Coleonyx variegatus

Canyon Spotted Whiptail Lizard, Aspidoscelis burti

Gray-checkered Whiptail Lizard, Aspidoscelis dixioni

Desert Grassland Whiptail Lizard, Aspidoscelis uniparens

Great Plains Skink, Eumeces obsoletus

Madrean Alligator Lizard, Elgaria kingii

 

 

 

Snakes

 

Western Blind Snake, Leptotyphlops humilis

Glossy Snake, Arizona elegans

Mexican Hognosed Snake, Heterodon n kinerleyii

Desert King Snake, Lampropeltis g splendida

Night Snake, Hypsiglena torquata

Longnose Snake, Rhinocheilus lecontei

Patchnose Snake, Salvadora deserticola

Blackneck Garter Snake, Thamnophis cyrtopsis

Checkered Garter Snake, Thamnophis cyrtophis

 

Amphibians

 

Couch's Spadefoot, Scaphiopus couchii

New Mexican Spadefoot, Spea multiplicata

Plains Spadefoot, Spea bombifrons

Sonoran Desert Toad, Bufo alvarius

Great Plains Toad, Bufo cognatus

Green Toad, Bufo debilis

Red-spotted Toad, Bufo punctutus

Woodhouse's Toad, Bufo woodhousii