Order Testudines Family Emydidae
[Pond, Marsh and Box Turtles]
Chrysemys picta – Painted Turtle
Habitat: Slow-moving shallow rivers, streams, and lakes, especially vegetated soft-bottoms with half submerged logs.
Family Iguanidae [Iguanids]
Gambelia wislizenii – Leopard Lizard
Habitat: Semi-arid regions where soil is sandy or gravelly, and vegetation sparse or in clumps.
Phrynosoma douglasii – Short-horned Lizard
Habitat: Open, rocky or sandy plains to forested areas.
Sceloporus graciosus – Sagebrush Lizard
Habitat: Areas of sagebrush and gravelly soils.
Sceloporus occidentalis – Western Fence Lizard
Habitat: Rocky and mixed forest areas, freqeunts stone fences, fence posts, and old buildings.
Uta Stansburiana – Side-blotched Lizard
Habitat: Arid to semi-arid regions with course gravelly soil and low growing vegetation.
Family Scincidae [Skinks]
Eumeces skiltonianus – Western Skink
Habitat: Forest, open woodland and grassy areas especially where rocks are abundant.
Family Boidae [Boa and Pythons]
Charina bottae – Rubber Boa
Habitat: Damp woodland and coniferous forest, large grassy areas, and moist sandy areas along streams
Family Colubridae [Colubrid Snakes]
Hypsiglena torquata – Night Snake
Habitat: Semi-arid sandy or rocky areas.
Masticophus teaniatus – Striped Whipsnake
Habitat: Grassland, arid bushy flatland to mountainous areas.
Pituophis melanoleucus – Pine Gopher Snake
Habitat: Dry sandy pine-oak woodlands and pine flatwoods, cultivated fields, prairies, open brushland and rocky deserts.
Thamnophis elegans – Western Terrestrial Garter Snake
Habitat: Moist areas near water, open grasslands to forest.
Thamnophis Sirtalis – Common Garter Snake
Habitat: Moist areas near water, meadows, marshes, irrigation ditches and farms.
Colubar constrictor – Western Yellow-bellied Racer
Habitat: Fields, grassland, sparse brushy areas along prairie land, open woodland, and meadows.
Family Viperidae [Pit Vipers]
Crotalus viridis – Western Prairie Rattlesnake
Habitat: Timberline of coniferous forests, rocky outcrops, talus slopes, stony canyons and prairie dog towns.
Crotalus atrox – Western Diamondback Rattlesnake
Habitat: Semi-arid areas from plains to mountains, brushy desert, rocky canyons, bluffs along rivers, sparsely vegetated rocky foothills.
Crotalus horridus – Timber Rattlesnake
Habitat: Remote wooded hillsides with rock outcrops.