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A Guide to the Amphibians
and Reptiles of California


Some Things We Need for this Web Site -
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observation link


There are still many pictures and sounds that I would like to have to illustrate California's reptiles and amphibans on this site. Many of these are not easy to find. If you have pictures or sounds of any of the following animals, or anything else that you notice the site is lacking, or anything showing interesting herp behavior such as mating, feeding, fighting, etc. that you'd be willing to send, please contact me.



Pictures Needed


Any herps from any of the Channel Islands

Pictures of Anacapa, San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Catalina, San Clemente, and San Nicolas Islands - to use as habitat pictures..

Any herps from areas that are not shown here or especially those that are from areas not shown on my range maps




Snakes


Bright green Northern Pacific Rattlesnakes. (I keep hearing reports of these being seen, from Oregon on down to Morro Bay, and I have a few pics of green rattlesnakes, but none are as bright as reported.)

Common Gartersnakes from southern California (south coast gartersnake)

Common Gartersnakes from the eastern parts of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties

Mountain Gartersnakes from the San Bernardino Mountains

Melanistic Two-striped Gartersnake (Thamnophis hammondii) from Catalina Island

Red or green phase Two-striped Gartersnake (Thamnophis hammondii) from the Piru River in Ventura County

Striped morph Lyre Snake (Trimorphodon biscutatus) from the Pisgah Lava Flow in San Bernardino County (or anywhere else.)

Melanistic Sierra Gartersnake (Thamnophis couchii) from Plum Creek, Tehama County

Pictures of any breeding or feeding snakes or wrestling male rattlesnakes or snake eggs

Pictures of rattlesnakes around the entrance to a den.



Salamanders


Desert Slender Salamander (Batrachoseps major aridus)

Coastal Giant Salamander eggs (Dicamptodon tenebrosus)

California Giant Salamander eggs (Dicamptodon ensatus)

Southern Torrent Salamander eggs (Rhyacotriton variegatus)

Pictures of the eggs of any California salamander.



Lizards


Island Night lizard from San Nicolas Island (Xantusia riversiana)

Pictures of any breeding or fighting lizards and any lizards with their eggs, or just pictures of any lizard eggs that can be identified, preferably with something in the picture to show their size.

More pictures of Green Anoles, Brown Anoles, or any non-native geckoes found in the wild in California.

A side-by-side comparison of male and female alligator lizard heads (from above.)



Frogs


California Treefrog (Pseudacris cadaverina) eggs

Arizona Toad (Bufo microscaphus) eggs and tadpoles

Sonoran Desert Toad (Bufo alvarius) eggs and tadpoles

Northern Leopard Frog (Rana pipiens) tadpoles

Southern Mountain Yellow-legged Frog (Rana muscosa) eggs and tadpoles

Bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana) eggs



Turtles


Pictures of any sea turtles in any California waters

Pictures of Pacific Hawksbill Sea Turtles from anywhere (I have no pics of live turtles.)



Scat and other Signs


Some might think this web site is already full of too much fecal material, but nevertheless, if you have any photos of herp scat that you have positively identified and want to sling my way, I'd be most obliged. And if you have pictures of other evidence of herps I don't have - burrows, tracks, footprints, shed skin, or even real signs, like those on my signs page, let me know.



Sounds


Southern Mountain Yellow-legged Frog (Rana muscosa) Calls

Ensatina defensive hissing sounds.

Northwestern Salamander defensive ticking sounds.

Long-toed Salamander squeaks and clicking sounds. 

Bullfrog screaming sounds.

And any other interesting herp sounds I don't have here yet.



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