This is a List of all of the Different Types of Lizards
Shown on this Web Site from California and Elsewhere

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This list is alphabetized by genus. Species are listed alphabetically under genus.
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Scientific Name Common Name Original Description Alternate Name Sounds
Order Squamata Scaled Reptiles (Lizards) Oppel, 1811    
Acanthodactylus Fringe-fingered Lizards, Spiny-toed Lizards, Fringe-toed Lizards Wiegmann, 1834    
Acanthodactylus boskianus Bosc's Fringe-toed Lizard (Daudin, 1802)    
Agama Agamas Daudin, 1802    
   Agama picticauda  
Peter's Rock Agama (Peters, 1877) Agama agama
Common Agama
Red-headed Rock Agama
Rainbow Agama
West African Rainbow Lizard
Amalosia Small Velvet Geckos Wells & Wellington, 1984    
Amalosia lesueurii Lesueur's Velvet Gecko (Dumeril & Bibron, 1836) Oedura lesueurii  
Ameiva Ameivas Meyer, 1795    
Ameiva ameiva Giant Ameiva Linnaeus, 1758    
Amphibolurus Lashtail Dragons Wagler, 1830    
Amphibolurus burnsi
Burns’ Dragon (Wells & Wellington, 1985) Lophognathus burnsi  
Amphibolurus gilberti Gilbert's Dragon Gray, 1842 Lophognathus gilberti  
Amphibolurus muricatus Jacky Dragon (White, ex Shaw, 1790)
Jacky Lizard
Amphibolurus muricata
Anolis Anoles Daudin, 1802    
Anolis carolinensis Green Anole (Voigt, 1832)    
Anolis carolinensis (CA) Green Anole (Voigt, 1832)    
  Anolis carolinensis carolinensis (MISC) + (TX) Northern Green Anole (Voigt, 1832)    
  Anolis carolinensis seminolus Southern Green Anole Vance, 1991
Anolis (Ctenotus) cristatellus Crested Anole Duméril and Bibron, 1837    
  Anolis (Ctenonotus) cristatellus cristatellus Puerto Rican Crested Anole Duméril and Bibron, 1837    
Anolis (Ctenonotus) distichus Bark Anole Cope, 1861    
  Anolis (Ctenonotus) distichus floridanus
Florida Bark Anole Smith and McCauley, 1948    
Anolis sagrei  (CA) + (MISC) + (TX) Brown Anole Duméril and Bibron, 1837  
Anniella North American Legless Lizards Gray, 1852    
Anniella alexanderae Temblor Legless Lizard Papenfuss and Parham, 2013 Anniella pulchra - Silvery Legless Lizard  
Anniella campi

Southern Sierra Legless Lizard Papenfuss and Parham, 2013 Anniella pulchra - Silvery Legless Lizard, Big Spring Legless Lizard  
Anniella geronimensis
Baja California Legless Lizard Shaw, 1940    
Anniella grinnelli
Bakersfield Legless Lizard Papenfuss and Parham, 2013 Anniella pulchra - Silvery Legless Lizard  
Anniella pulchra Northern California Legless Lizard Gray, 1852 Anniella pulchra - Silvery Legless Lizard, Northern Legless Lizard  
Anniella stebbinsi
Southern California Legless Lizard Papenfuss and Parham, 2013 Anniella pulchra - Silvery Legless Lizard, San Diegan Legless Lizard  
Aspidoscelis Whiptails Fitzinger, 1843 Cnemidophorus  
Aspidoscelis arizonae Arizona Striped Whiptail (Van Denburgh, 1896)    
Aspidoscelis carmenensis Isla Carmen Whiptail (Dickerson, 1919)    
Aspidoscelis celeripes Isla San José Western Whiptail Dickerson, 1919    
Aspidoscelis danheimae Isla San José Whiptail (Burt, 1929)    
Aspidoscelis exsanguis Chihuahuan Spotted Whiptail (Lowe, 1956)    
Aspidoscelis gularis Common Spotted Whiptail (Baird and Girard, 1852)    
  Aspidoscelis gularis gularis Texas Spotted Whiptail (Baird and Girard, 1852)    
Aspidoscelis gypsi Little White Whiptail (Wright and Lowe, 1993)
Aspidoscelis hyperythra Orange-throated Whiptail (Cope, 1863)
  Aspidoscelis hyperythra beldingi (CA) + (BC) Belding's Orange-throated Whiptail (Stejneger, 1894)    
  Aspidoscelis hyperythra hyperythra Cape Orange-throated Whiptail (Cope, 1863)
Aspidoscelis inornata Little Striped Whiptail (Baird, 1859 “1858”)    
  Aspidoscelis inornata heptagramma
Trans-Pecos Striped Whiptail (Axtell, 1961)    
Aspidoscelis labialis Baja California Whiptail (Stejneger, 1890)    
Aspidoscelis laredoensis Laredo Striped Whiptail (McKinney, Kay and Anderson, 1973)    
Aspidoscelis marmorata Marbled Whiptail (Baird and Girard, 1852)    
  Aspidoscelis marmorata marmorata Western Marbled Whiptail (Baird and Girard, 1852)
Aspidoscelis maxima Cape Giant Whiptail (Cope , 1864)    
Aspidoscelis motaguae Giant Whiptail (Sackett, 1941)    
Aspidoscelis neomexicana New Mexico Whiptail (Lowe and Zweifel, 1952)    
Aspidoscelis pai Pai Striped Whiptail (Wright and Lowe, 1993)    
Aspidoscelis scalaris Plateau Spotted Whiptail (Cope, 1892)    
  Aspidoscelis scalaris septemvittata
Big Bend Spotted Whiptail (Cope, 1892)
Plateau Spotted Whiptail  
Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner (Linnaeus, 1766)    
  Aspidoscelis sexlineata sexlineata (TX) + (MISC) Eastern Six-lined Racerunner (Linnaeus, 1766)    
  Aspidoscelis sexlineata stephensae Texas Yellow-headed Racerunner (Trauth, 1992)    
Aspidoscelis sonorae (SW) + (CA) Sonoran Spotted Whiptail (Lowe and Wright, 1964) Includes the former species
A. flagellicaudus
Aspidoscelis stictogramma Giant Spotted Whiptail (Burger, 1950)    
Aspidoscelis tesselata Common Checkered Whiptail (Say 1823)    
Aspidoscelis tigris Tiger Whiptail (Baird and Girard, 1852)    
  Aspidoscelis tigris munda California Whiptail (Camp, 1916)    
  Aspidoscelis tigris punctilinealis Sonoran Tiger Whiptail (Dickerson,1919)    
  Aspidoscelis tigris septentrionalis Plateau Tiger Whiptail (Burger, 1950)    
  Aspidoscelis tigris stejnegeri (CA) + (BC) San Diegan Tiger Whiptail (Van Denburgh, 1894)    
  Aspidoscelis tigris tigris Great Basin Whiptail (Baird and Girard, 1852)    
Aspidoscelis uniparens Desert Grassland Whiptail (Wright and Lowe, 1965)    
Aspidoscelis velox (SW) + (NW) Plateau Striped Whiptail (Springer, 1928)    
Basiliscus Basilisks Laurenti, 1768    
Basiliscus vittatus Brown Basilisk Wiegmann, 1828    
Callisaurus Zebra-tailed Lizards Blainville, 1835    
Callisaurus draconiodes Zebra-tailed Lizard Blainville, 1835    
  Callisaurus draconoides carmenensis Carmen Island Zebra-tailed Lizard Dickerson, 1919    
  Callisaurus draconoides crinitus
Viscaino Zebra-tailed Lizard Cope, 1896    
  Callisaurus draconoides draconoides Zebra-tailed Lizard Blainville, 1835    
  Callisaurus draconoides myurus Northern Zebra-tailed Lizard Richardson, 1915    
  Callisaurus draconoides rhodostictus (CA) + (SW) Western Zebra-tailed Lizard Cope, 1896    
  Callisaurus draconoides ventralis Eastern Zebra-tailed Lizard (Hallowell, 1852)    
Calotes Bloodsuckers Cuvier, 1817    
Calotes rouxii Forest Calotes Dumeril & Bibron, 1837 Roux's Forest Lizard  
Calotes "versicolor" Variable Bloodsucker (Daudin 1802) Indian Garden Lizard  
Carlia Rainbow Skinks Gray, 1845    
Carlia jarnoldae Lined Rainbow-Skink Covacevich & Ingram, 1975    
Carlia longipes Closed-litter Rainbow-skink (Macleay, 1877)    
Carlia munda Striped Rainbow Skink (De Vis, 1885) Shaded-litter Rainbow-skink  
Carlia triacantha Desert Rainbow-skink (Mitchell, 1953)    
Carphodactylus Chameleon Gecko Gunter, 1897    
Carphodactylus laevis Chameleon Gecko Gunther, 1897    
Chalcides (Skinks) Laurenti, 1768    
Chalcides ocellatus Ocellated Skink (Forsskal, 1775) Ocellated Bronze Skink, Eyed Skink, Gongilo  
Chlamydosaurus Frilled Lizards Gray, 1827    
Chlamydosaurus kingii Frilled Lizard Gray, 1825 Frill-necked Dragon
Frilled-neck Lizard
Frilled Dragon
Frilled Agama
Coleonyx Banded Geckos Gray, 1845    
Coleonyx brevis Texas Banded Gecko Stejneger, 1893    
Coleonyx switaki Switak’s Banded Gecko (Murphy, 1974)    
  Coleonyx switaki switaki  (CA) + (BC) Peninsula Banded Gecko (Murphy, 1974)    
Coleonyx variegatus Western Banded Gecko (Baird, 1859 “1858”)
  Coleonyx variegatus abbotti (CA) + (BC) San Diego Banded Gecko Klauber, 1945    
  Coleonyx variegatus bogerti Tucson Banded Gecko Klauber, 1945    
  Coleonyx variegatus peninsularis San Lucan Banded Gecko Klauber, 1945    
  Coleonyx variegatus utahensis Utah Banded Gecko Klauber, 1945    
  Coleonyx variegatus variegatus (CA) + (BC) Desert Banded Gecko (Baird, 1859)   Sounds
Cophosaurus Greater Earless Lizards Troschel, 1852 “1850”    
Cophosaurus texanus Greater Earless Lizard Troschel, 1852 “1850”
  Cophosaurus texanus scitulus (TX) + (SW) Chihuahuan Greater Earless Lizard (Peters, 1951)    
  Cophosaurus texanus texanus Texas Greater Earless Lizard Troschel, 1852    
Crotaphytus Collared Lizards Holbrook, 1842    
Crotaphytus bicinctores (CA) + (SW) Great Basin Collared Lizard Smith and Tanner, 1972    
Crotaphytus collaris (SW) + (TX) + (MISC) Eastern Collared Lizard (Say, 1823)    
Crotaphytus nebrius Sonoran Collared Lizard Sonoran Collared Lizard    
Crotaphytus vestigium  (CA)  + (BC) Baja California Collared Lizard Smith and Tanner, 1972    
Cryptoblepharus Snake-eyed Skinks Wiegmann, 1834    
Cryptoblepharus pulcher
Elegant Snake-eyed Skink (Sternfeld, 1918) Cryptoblepharus suburbia  
Cryptoblepharus virgatus Wall Skink (Garman, 1901) Ablepharus virgatus
Striped Snake-eyed Skink
Ctenophorus Bicycle Dragons Fitzinger, 1848    
Ctenophorus caudicinctus Ring-tailed Dragon (Gunther, 1875)    
Ctenophorus isolepis Central Military Dragon (Fischer, 1881)    
Ctenophorus nuchalis Central Netted Dragon (De Vis, 1884) Ctenophorus major  
Ctenosaura Spiny-tailed Iguanas Wiegmann, 1828    
Ctenosaura hemilopha
Cape Spiny-tailed Iguana Cope, 1863    
Ctenosaura similis
Gray’s Spiny-tailed Iguana (Gray, 1831)    
Ctenotus Striped Skinks Storr, 1964    
Ctenotus brooksi Brooks’ Ctenotus (Loveridge, 1933)    
Ctenotus dux Narrow-lined Ctenotus
Storr, 1969 Fine Side-lined Ctenotus  
Ctenotus eutaenius Black-backed Yellow-lined Ctenotus Storr, 1981    
Ctenotus inornatus Bar-shouldered Ctenotus (J.E. Gray, 1845)    
Ctenotus leonhardii Leonhard's Ctenotus (Sternfeld, 1919)    
Ctenotus robustus Eastern Striped Skink Storr, 1970 Eastern Robust Skink  
Cyclodomorphus Pink-tongued Skinks Fitzinger, 1843 Slender Blue-tongued Skinks  
Cyclodomorphus gerrardii Pink-tongued Skink (J.E. Gray, 1845)    
Cyrtodactylus Ring-tailed Gecko   Bent-toed Geckos, Bow-fingered Geckos
Cyrtodactylus mcdonaldi Inland Ring-tailed Gecko
Shea, Couper, Worthington Wilmer & Amey, 2011    
Cyrtopodion Bow-fingered Geckos Fitzinger, 1843    
Cyrtopodion scabrum Rough-tailed Gecko (Heyden, 1827) Keeled Rock Gecko, Bow-footed Gecko, Rough-tailed Bowfoot Gecko, Rough Bent-toed Gecko, Common Tuberculate Ground Gecko, and Keeled Gecko  
Delma Delmas Gray, 1831    
Delma butleri Unbanded Delma Storr, 1987 Spinifex Delma  
Diplodactylus Stone Geckos Gray, 1882    
Diplodactylus conspicillatus Variable Fat-tailed Gecko Lucas & Frost, 1897 Burrow-plug Gecko  
Diplodactylus galeatus
Helmeted Gecko Kluge, 1963
Mesa Gecko  
Diplodactylus tesselatus Tesselated Gecko
Gunther, 1875    
Diporiphora Two-lined Dragons Gray, 1842    
Diporiphora bilineata Two-lined Dragon Gray, 1842    
Diporiphora magna Yellow-sided Two-lined Dragon Storr, 1974    
Diporiphora nobbi Nobbi Dragon (Witten, 1972) Common Nobbi Dragon, Nobby  
Dipsosaurus Desert Iguanas Hallowell, 1854    
Dipsosaurus dorsalis Desert Iguana (Baird and Girard, 1852)    
Dipsosaurus dorsalis dorsalis(CA) + (BC) Northern Desert Iguana (Baird and Girard, 1852)    
Dipsosaurus dorsalis lucasensis (BC)
San Lucan Desert Iguana Van Denburgh, 1920    
Egernia Skinks Gray, 1838    
Egernia cunninghami Cunningham’s Skink (J.E. Gray, 1832)    
Egernia hosmeri Hosmer’s Skink Kinghorn, 1955    
Egernia mcpheei Eastern Crevice Skink Wells & Wellington, 1984    
Egernia rugosa Yakka Skink De Vis, 1888    
Elgaria Western Alligator Lizards Gray, 1838    
Elgaria coerulea Northern Alligator Lizard (Wiegmann, 1828)
  Elgaria coerulea coerulea San Francisco Alligator Lizard (Wiegmann, 1828)    
  Elgaria coerulea palmeri Sierra Alligator Lizard (Stejneger, 1893)
  Elgaria coerulea principis (CA) + (NW) Northwestern Alligator Lizard (Baird and Girard, 1852)    
  Elgaria coerulea shastensis Shasta Alligator Lizard (Fitch, 1934)    
Elgaria kingii Madrean Alligator Liard Gray, 1838)    
  Elgaria kingii nobilis Arizona Alligator Lizard Baird and Girard, 1852)    
Elgaria multicarinata Southern Alligator Lizard (Blainville, 1835)
  Elgaria multicarinata multicarinata (CA) + (NW) Forest Alligator Lizard (Blainville, 1835) California Alligator Lizard  
  Elgaria multicarinata webbii (CA) + (BC) Woodland Alligator Lizard (Baird, 1859 “1858”) San Diego Alligator Lizard  
Elgaria panamintina Panamint Alligator Lizard (Stebbins, 1958)    
Elgaria paucicarinata San Lucan Alligator Lizard Fitch, 1934    
Eremiascincus Sand-swimmers Greer, 1879    
Eremiascincus isolepis
Northern Bar-lipped Skink (Boulenger, 1887) Sphenomorphus isolepis
Glaphyromorphus isolepis
Eulamprus Water Skinks Fitzinger, 1843    
Eulamprus amplus Lemon-barred Forest Skink (Covacevich & McDonald, 1980) Concinnia amplus
Eulamprus brachysoma Northern Barsided Skink (Lonnberg & Andersson, 1915)    
Eulamprus martini Dark Bar-sided Skink Wells & Wellington, 1985 Concinnia martini  
Eulamprus quoyi Eastern Water-skink (Dumeril & Bibron, 1839) Eastern Water Skink  
Gambelia Leopard Lizards Baird 1859 “1858”    
Gambelia copeii Cope's Leopard Lizard (Yarrow, 1882)    
Gambelia sila Blunt-nosed Leopard Lizard (Stejneger, 1890)    
Gambelia wislizenii (CA) + (SW) Long-nosed Leopard Lizard (Baird and Girard, 1852)    
Gehyra Dtellas Gray, 1834 Web-toed Geckos  
Gehyra dubia Dubious dtella (Macleay, 1877)    
Gehyra purpurascens Purplish dtella Storr, 1982    
Gehyra robusta Robust Della King, 1983    
Gehyra versicolor Eastern Tree Dtella Hutchinson, Sistrom, Donnellan & Hutchinson, 2014 Variable Dtella  
Gerrhonotus Eastern Alligator Lizards Wiegmann, 1828    
Gerrhonotus infernalis Texas Alligator Lizard Baird, 1859 “1858”    
Gnypetoscincus Rainforest Skink Wells and Wellington, 1984
Gnypetoscincus queenslandiae Prickly Forest Skink (De Vis, 1890)    
Gowidon   Wells & Wellington, 1985    

Gowidon longirostris

Long-nosed Dragon Boulenger, 1883 Amphibolurus longirostris
Lophognathus longirostris
Long-nosed Water Dragon
Long-snouted Lashtail
Heloderma Gila Monsters and Beaded Lizards Wiegmann, 1829    
Heloderma suspectum Gila Monster Cope, 1869
  Heloderma suspectum cinctum Banded Gila Monster Bogert and Martín del Campo, 1956   Sounds
  Heloderma suspectum suspectum Reticulate Gila Monster Cope, 1869   Sounds
Hemidactylus House Geckos Gray, 1825    
Hemidactylus flaviviridis Yellow-Green House Gecko Ruppell, 1835    
Hemidactylus frenatus + (Baja) Common House Gecko Duméril and Bibron, 1836    
Hemidactylus garnotii Indo-Pacific Gecko Dumeril and Bibron, 1836 Fox Gecko, Garnot's House Gecko  
Hemidactylus mabouia (CA) + (Misc) Tropical House Gecko (Moreau de Jonnès, 1818) Wood Slave, African House Gecko,
Cosmopolitan House Gecko
Hemidactylus turcicus (CA) + (TX) + (SW) Mediterranean Gecko (Linnaeus, 1758) Mediterranean House Gecko Sounds
Hemidactylus species House Gecko Gray, 1825    
Prickly Geckos Wermuth, 1965    
Heteronotia binoei
Bynoe's Gecko (Gray, 1845)    
Holbrookia Lesser Earless Lizards Bocourt, 1874 in Duméril, Mocquard & Bocourt, 1870-1909    
Holbrookia elegans Elegant Earless Lizard Bocourt, 1874    
  Holbrookia elegans thermophila Sonoran Earless Lizard Barbour, 1921    
Holbrookia maculata Common Lesser Earless Lizard Girard, 1851
  Holbrookia maculata ruthveni Bleached Earless Lizard Smith, 1943    
Holbrookia propinqua Keeled Earless Lizard Baird and Girard 1852    
  Holbrookia propinqua propinqua Northern Keeled Earless Lizard Baird and Girard 1852    
Hypsilurus Forest Dragons W. Peters, 1867    
Hypsilurus boydii Boyd's Forest Dragon (Macleay, 1884) Northern Angle-headed Dragon
Lophosaurus boydii
Gonocephalus boydii
Tiaris boydii
Hypsilurus spinipes

Southern Angle-headed Dragon (Duméril & Duméril, 1851) Rainforest Dragon,
Southern Forest Dragon
Lophosaurus spinipes
Gonocephalus spinipes
Iguana Iguanas Laurenti, 1768    
Iguana iguana Green Iguana (Linnaeus, 1758)    
Intellagama Australian Water Dragon Wells & Wellington, 1985    
Intellagama lesueurii Eastern Water Dragon (Gray, 1831)    
Lacerta Wall Lizards, Rock Lizards Linnaeus, 1758    
Lacerta agilis Sand Lizard Linnaeus, 1758    
  Lacerta agilis agilis Sand Lizard Linnaeus, 1758    
Lampropholis Sunskinks Fitzinger, 1843    
Lampropholis delicata (AU) + Hawai'i Delicate Skink (De Vis, 1888)
Delicate Skink, Garden Skink
Rainbow Skink, Plague Skink, Grass Skink
Laudakia tuberculata Kashmiri Rock Agama Gray, 1827    
Leiocephalus Curly-tailed Lizards Gray, 1827    
Leiocephalus carinatus Northern Curlytail Lizard Gray, 1827    
Leiocephalus schreibersii Red-sided Curlytail Lizard (Gravenhorst, 1837)    
Lepidodactylus Indo-Pacific Geckos Fitzinger, 1843    
Lepidodactylus lugubris Mourning Gecko (Duméril and Bibron, 1836)    
Sliders Bell, 1833    
Lerista fragilis Eastern Mulch-slider (Gunther, 1876)    
Lialis Burton's Legless Lizard Gray, 1835
Lialis burtonis Burton's Legless Lizard Gray, 1835
Liopholis Skinks Fitzinger, 1843 Egernia
Liopholis inornata Desert Skink (Rosen, 1905)    
Lucasium Ground Geckos Wermuth, 1965    
Lucasium immaculatum Pale-striped Ground Gecko (Storr, 1988) Diplodactylus immaculatus  
Lucasium steindachneri
Box-Patterned Gecko (Boulenger, 1885)    
Lucasium stenodactylum Sandplain Gecko (Boulenger, 1896) Diplodactylus stenodactylus
Crowned Gecko
Fire-tailed Skinks Gray, 1845    
Morethia taeniopleura Eastern Fire-tailed Skink

Peters, 1874

Nebulifera Robust Velvet Gecko Oliver, Bauer, Greenbaum, Jackman & Hobbie, 2012    
Nebulifera robusta
Robust Velvet Gecko (Boulenger, 1885)
Oeduera robusta
Oedura robusta  
Nephrurus Knob-tailed Geckos Gunther, 1876    
Nephrurus amyae Centralian Knob-tailed Gecko Couper, 1994 Rough Knob-tailed Gecko  
Nephrurus asper Prickly Knob-tailed Gecko Gunther, 1876 Rough Knob-tailed Gecko  
Nephrurus laevissimus
Pale Knob-tailed Gecko Mertens, 1958    
Nephrurus levis
Smooth Knob-tailed Gecko De Vis, 1886    
Oedura Velvet Geckos Gray, 1842    
Oedura cincta Inland Marbled Velvet Gecko De Vis, 1888    
Oedura coggeri Northern Spotted Velvet Gecko Bustard, 1966    
Oedura monilis Ocellated Velvet Gecko De Vis, 1888    
Oedura tryoni Southern Spotted Velvet Gecko De Vis, 1884    
Petrosaurus Banded Rock Lizards Boulanger, 1885    
Petrosaurus mearnsi Mearns's Rock Lizard (Stejneger, 1894)    
  Petrosaurus mearnsi mearnsi (CA) + (BC) Mearns's Rock Lizard (Stejneger, 1894)    
Petrosaurus repens Central Baja California Banded Rock Lizard (Stejneger, 1894)    
Petrosaurus thallassinus San Lucan Banded Rock Lizard (Cope, 1863)    
Phelsuma Day Geckos Gray, 1825    
Phelsuma laticauda laticauda Gold Dust Day Gecko Boettger, 1880    
Phrynosoma Horned Lizards Wiegmann, 1828    
Phrynosoma blainvillii Blainville's (Coast) Horned Lizard Gray, 1839 Anota blainvillii  
Phrynosoma cerroense Cedros Island Horned Lizard Leache et al. 2009 Phrynosoma coronatum cerroense  
Phrynosoma cornutum (SW) + (TX) Texas Horned Lizard (Harlan, 1825)    
Phrynosoma coronatum
Cape Horned Lizard Blainville, 1835 Coast Horned Lizard  
Phrynosoma douglasii (CA) + (NW) Pygmy Short-horned Lizard (Bell, 1829) Tapaja douglasii  
Phrynosoma goodei Goode's Desert Horned Lizard Stejnejer, 1893 Doliosaurus goodei  
Phrynosoma hernandesi Greater Short-horned Lizard Girard, 1858
  Phrynosoma hernandesi hernandesi Hernandez's Short-horned Lizard Girard, 1858 Tapaja hernandesi hernandesi  
  Phrynosoma hernandesi ornatum (SW) + (NW) Salt Lake Valley Short-horned Lizard Girard 1858b, comb. nov.    
Phrynosoma mcallii
Flat-tailed Horned Lizard (Hallowell, 1852) Anota mcallii  
Phrynosoma modestum (SW) + (TX) Round-tailed Horned Lizard Girard, 1852 Doliosaurus modestum  
Phrynosoma platyrhinos Desert Horned Lizard Girard, 1852    
  Phrynosoma platyrhinos calidiarum  (CA) + (BC) Southern Desert Horned Lizard (Cope, 1896) Doliosaurus platyrhinos calidiarum  
  Phrynosoma platyrhinos platyrhinos (CA) + (SW) Northern Desert Horned Lizard Girard, 1852 Doliosaurus platyrhinos platyrhinos  
Phrynosoma solare
Regal Horned Lizard Gray, 1845 Anota solare  
Phyllodactylus Leaf-toed Geckos Gray, 1828    
Phyllodactylus nocticolus (CA) + (BC) Peninsula Leaf-toed Gecko Dixon, 1964    
Phyllodactylus unctus San Lucan Leaf-toed Gecko Cope, 1864    
Phyllodactylus xanti Cape Leaf-toed Gecko Cope, 1863    
Phyllurus Leaf-tailed Geckos Schinz, 1822    
Phyllurus caudiannulatus Ringed Thin-tailed Gecko Covacevich, 1975    
Phyllurus nepthys
Eungella Broad-tailed Gecko Couper, Covacevich & Moritz, 1993 Peppered-belly Broad-tailed Gecko  
Plestiodon Toothy Skinks Duméril and Bibron, 1839 Eumeces  
Plestiodon anthracinus Coal Skink (Baird, 1850)    
  Plestiodon anthracinus pluvialis Southern Coal Skink (Cope, 1880)    
Plestiodon callicephalus Mountain Skink (Bocourt, 1879 in Duméril, Mocquard & Bocourt, 1870-1909)    
Plestiodon fasciatus (MISC) + (TX) Common Five-lined Skink (Linnaeus, 1758)    
Plestiodon gilberti Gilbert's Skink (Van Denburgh, 1896)    
  Plestiodon gilberti cancellosus Variegated Skink (Rodgers and Fitch, 1947)    
  Plestiodon gilberti gilberti Greater Brown Skink (Van Denburgh, 1896)    
  Plestiodon gilberti placerensis Northern Brown Skink (Rodgers, 1944)    
  Plestiodon gilberti rubricaudatus Western Red-tailed Skink (Taylor, 1935)    
Plestiodon inexpectatus Southeastern Five-lined Skink (Taylor, 1932)    
Plestiodon multivirgatus Many-lined Skink Hallowell, 1857
  Plestiodon multivirgatus epipleurotus Variable Skink (Cope, 1880)    
Plestiodon obsoletus Great Plains Skink Baird and Girard, 1852    
Plestiodon reynoldsi Florida Sand Skink (Stejneger, 1910)    
Plestiodon septentrionalis Prairie Skink Baird, 1859 "1858"    
  Plestiodon septentrionalis septentrionalis Northern Prairie Skink Baird, 1859    
Plestiodon skiltonianus Western Skink Baird and Girard, 1852
  Plestiodon skiltonianus interparietalis (CA) + (BC) Coronado Skink (Tanner, 1958 “1957”)    
  Plestiodon skiltonianus skiltonianus (CA) + (NW) Skilton's Skink Baird and Girard, 1852    
Plestiodon tetragrammus Four-lined Skink Baird, 1859 “1858”    
  Plestiodon tetragrammus tetragrammus Long-lined Skink (Cope, 1880)    
Podarcis Wall Lizards Wagler, 1830    
Podarcis muralis   Common Wall Lizard (Laurenti, 1768)    
Podarcis siculus Italian Wall Lizard (Rafinesque, 1810) = Podarcis sicula  
Pogona Bearded Dragons Storr, 1982    
Pogona barbata Eastern Bearded Dragon (Cuvier, 1829)    
Pogona vitticeps Central Bearded Dragon (Ahl, 1926) Inland Bearded Dragon
Pygopus Scaly-feet Merrem, 1820
Pygopus nigriceps Western Hooded Scaly-foot (Fischer, 1882)    
Beaked Gecko Gunther, 1867    
Rhynchoedura ormsbyi Eastern Beaked Gecko Wells & Wellington, 1985    
Rhyncoedura ornata Western Beaked Gecko Gunther, 1867    
Three-toed Skink Gray, 1831    
Saiphos equalis Three-toed Skink (Gray, 1825)    
Saltuarius Leaf-tailed Geckos Couper, Covacevich & Moritz, 1993    
Saltuarius cornutus Northern Leaf-tailed Gecko (Obilby, 1892)    
Saltuarius salebrosus Rough-throated Leaf-tailed Gecko (Covacevich, 1975)    
Saltuarius wyberba
Wyberba Leaf-tailed Gecko Couper, Schneider, & Covacevich, 1997    
Saproscincus Shade Skinks Wells & Wellington, 1983    
Saproscincus tetradactylus Four-fingered Shadeskink (Greer & Kluge, 1980)    
Sauromalus Chuckwallas Duméril, 1856    
Sauromalus ater (CA) + (SW) + (BC) Common Chuckwalla Duméril, 1856    
Sauromalus hispidus
Spiny Chuckwalla Stejnegeri, 1891 Angel Island Chuckwalla  
Sauromalus slevini
Slevin's Chuckwalla Van Denburgh, 1922    
Sauromalus varius San Esteban Chuckwalla Dickerson, 1919 San Esteban Island Chuckwalla
Isla Esteban Chuckwalla
Sceloporus Wiegmann, 1828 Spiny Lizards    
Sceloporus angustus
Isla Santa Cruz Spiny Lizard Dickerson, 1919    
Sceloporus bimaculosus Twin-spotted Spiny Lizard Phelan and Brattstrom, 1955    
Sceloporus clarkii Clark's Spiny Lizard Baird and Girard, 1852
  Sceloporus clarkii clarkii Sonoran Spiny Lizard Baird and Girard, 1852    
  Sceloporus clarki vallaris Plateau Spiny Lizard Shannon and Urbano, 1954    
Sceloporus consobrinus Prairie Lizard Baird and Girard, 1853    
Sceloporus cowlesi Southwestern Fence Lizard Lowe and Norris, 1956    
Sceloporus cyanogenys Blue Spiny Lizard Cope, 1885    
Sceloporus graciosus Common Sagebrush Lizard Baird and Girard, 1852
  Sceloporus graciosus gracilis (CA) + (NW) Western Sagebrush Lizard Baird and Girard, 1852    
  Sceloporus graciosus graciosus (CA) + (SW) + (NW) Northern Sagebrush Lizard Baird and Girard, 1852    
  Sceloporus graciosus vandenburgianus  (CA) + (BC) Southern Sagebrush Lizard Cope, 1896
Sceloporus hunsakeri
Hunsaker's Spiny Lizard Hall & Smith, 1979    
Sceloporus jarrovii Yarrow's Spiny Lizard Cope, 1875    
Sceloporus licki Cape Spiny Lizard Van Denburgh, 1895    
Sceloporus magister (CA) + (SW) + (BC) Desert Spiny Lizard Hallowell, 1854    
Sceloporus merriami Canyon Lizard Stejneger, 1904
  Sceloporus merriami annulatus Big Bend Canyon Lizard Smith, 1937    
  Sceloporus merriami longipunctatus Presidio Canyon Lizard Olson, 1973    
  Sceloporus merriami merriami Merriam's Canyon Lizard Stejneger, 1904    
Sceloporus occidentalis Western Fence Lizard Baird and Girard, 1852
  Sceloporus occidentalis becki Island Fence Lizard Van Denburgh, 1905    
  Sceloporus occidentalis biseriatus San Joaquin Fence Lizard Hallowell, 1854    
  Sceloporus occidentalis bocourtii Coast Range Fence Lizard Boulenger, 1885    
  Sceloporus occidentalis longipes Great Basin Fence Lizard Baird, 1859 “1858”    
  Sceloporus occidentalis occidentalis (CA) + (NW) Northwestern Fence Lizard Baird and Girard, 1852    
  Sceloporus occidentalis taylori Sierra Fence Lizard Camp, 1916    
Sceloporus olivaceous Texas Spiny Lizard Smith, 1934    
Sceloporus orcutti (CA) + (BC) Granite Spiny Lizard Stejneger, 1893    
Sceloporus poinsetti Crevice Spiny Lizard Baird and Girard, 1852
  Sceloporus poinsettii axtelli Texas Crevice Spiny Lizard Webb, 2006    
  Sceloporus poinsettii poinsettii New Mexico Crevice Spiny Lizard Baird and Girard, 1852    
Sceloporus slevini Slevin's Bunch Grass Lizard Smith, 1937    
Sceloporus tristichus Plateau Fence Lizard
Cope in Yarrow 1875    
Sceloporus undulatus Eastern Fence Lizard (Bosc and Daudin in Sonnini and Latreille, 1801)    
Sceloporus uniformis (CA) + (SW) Yellow-backed Spiny Lizard Phelan and Brattstrom, 1955    
Sceloporus variabilis Rose-bellied Lizard Wiegmann, 1834
  Sceloporus variabilis marmoratus (TX) + (MISC) Texas Rose-bellied Lizard Hallowell, 1852 Sceloporus marmoratus marmoratus  
Sceloporus virgatus Striped Plateau Lizard Smith, 1938    
Sceloporus woodi Florida Scrub Lizard Stejneger, 1918    
Sceloporus zosteromus Baja California Spiny Lizard Cope, 1863 Sceloporus magister  
Scincella Ground Skinks Mittleman, 1950    
Scincella lateralis Little Brown Skink (Say in James, 1823) Ground Skink  
Sphaerodactylus Dwarf Gekos Wagler, 1830    
Sphaerodactylus elegans Ashy Gecko MacLeay, 1834    
Sphaerodactylus notatus Reef Gecko Baird, 1859 “1858”
  Sphaerodactylus notatus notatus Florida Reef Gecko Baird, 1859 “1858”    
Strophurus Spiny-tailed Geckos Fitzinger, 1843 Striped Geckos  
Strophurus ciliaris Northern Spiny-tailed Gecko (Boulenger, 1885)
Strophurus intermedius Southern Spiny-tailed Gecko (Ogilby, 1892)
Strophurus jeanae Southern Phasmid Gecko (Storr, 1988)    
Strophurus krisalys Kristin's Spiny-tailed Gecko Sadlier, O’Meally & Shea, 2005    
Strophurus taenicauda Golden-Tailed Gecko
(De Vis, 1886)    
Tarentola Wall Geckos Gray, 1825    
Tarentola annularis
Ringed Wall Gecko (Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1827) White-spotted Wall Gecko  
Tarentola mauritanica Moorish Gecko (Linnaeus, 1758) Moorish Wall Gecko  
Tiliqua Blue-tongued Skinks Gray, 1825 Blue Tongue Lizard, Blue-tongued Lizard, Blue-tongues  
Tiliqua multifasciata Centralian Blue-tongued Skink Sternfeld 1919 Centralian Blue-tongue  
Tiliqua scincoides Common Blue-tongued Skink (White, 1790) Eastern Blue-tongue
Northern Blue-tongue
Australian Blue-tongued Skink
Trachylepis Afro-Malagasy mabuyas Fitzinger, 1843    
Trachylepis Quinquetaeniata (CA) + Florida African Five-lined Skink (Lichtenstein, 1823) Mabuya quinquetaeniata
Five-lined Mabuya, Rainbow Mabuya
Rainbow Skink, Rainbow Rock Skink
Trioceros Chameleons Swainson, 1839    
Trioceros jacksonii Jackson's Chameleon Boulenger, 1896 Chamaeleo jacksonii  
Tympanocryptis Earless Dragons Peters, 1868    
Tympanocryptis tetraporophora Eyrean Earless Dragon Lucas & Frost, 1895    
Uma Fringe-toed Lizards 1859 “1858”    
Uma inornata Coachella Fringe-toed Lizard Cope, 1895    
Uma notata (CA) + (BC) Colorado Desert Fringe-toed Lizard Baird, 1859 “1858”    
Uma scoparia Mohave Fringe-toed Lizard Cope, 1894    
Uma thurmanae Mohawk Dunes Fringe-toed Lizard Derycke, Gottscho, Mulcahy, & De Queiroz, 2020    
Urosaurus Tree and Brush Lizards Hallowell, 1854    
Urosaurus graciosus Long-tailed Brush Lizard Hallowell, 1854
  Urosaurus graciosus graciosus Western Long-tailed Brush Lizard Hallowell, 1854    
Urosaurus lahtelai Cataviña Brush Lizard Rau & Loomis, 1977 Baja California Brush Lizard  
Urosaurus microscutatus (CA) + (BC) Small-scaled Lizard (Van Denburgh, 1894) Urosaurus nigricaudus -
Baja California Brush Lizard
Urosaurus ornatus Tree Lizard (Baird and Girard, 1852)    
  Urosaurus ornatus ornatus Texas Tree Lizard (Baird and Girard, 1852) Urosaurus ornatus - Tree Lizard  
  Urosaurus ornatus schmidti Big Bend Tree Lizard (Mittleman, 1940) Urosaurus ornatus -
Tree Lizard
  Urosaurus ornatus schottii Schott's Tree Lizard (Baird, 1859 “1858”) Urosaurus ornatus -
Tree Lizard
  Urosaurus ornatus symmetricus Colorado River Tree Lizard (Baird, 1859 “1858”) Urosaurus ornatus -
Tree Lizard
  Urosaurus ornatus wrighti Northern Tree Lizard (Schmidt, 1921)    
Uta Side-blotched Lizards Baird and Girard in Stansbury 1852    
Uta stansburiana Side-blotched Lizards Baird and Girard, 1852    
  Uta stansburiana elegans (CA) + (SW) Western Side-blotched Lizard Yarrow, 1882    
  Uta stansburiana nevadensis (CA) + (NW) Nevada Side-blotched Lizard Ruthven, 1913    
  Uta stansburiana stansburiana Northern Side-blotched Lizard Baird and Girard, 1852    
  Uta stansburiana stejnegeri (TX) + (SW) Eastern Side-blotched Lizard Schmidt, 1921    
  Uta stansburiana uniformis  Plateau Side-blotched Lizard Baird and Girard, 1852    
  Uta stansburiana (BC) Side-blotched Lizard Pack and Tanner, 1970    
Varanus Monitor Lizards Merrem, 1820 Goannas  
Varanus acanthurus Ridge-tailed Monitor Boulenger, 1885    
Varanus bengalensis Bengal Monitor (Daudin, 1802)    
Varanus giganteus Perentie (Gray, 1845)    
Varanus gouldii Gould's Monitor
(Gray, 1838) Sand Goanna  
Varanus panoptes Yellow-spotted Monitor Storr, 1980    
Varanus spenceri Spencer's Monitor Lucas & Frost, 1903    
Varanus tristis Black-headed Monitor (Schlegel, 1839) Black-tailed Monitor, Freckled Monitor  
Varanus varius Lace Monitor (White, ex Shaw, 1790)    
Xantusia NIght Lizards Baird, 1859 “1858”    
Xantusia arizonae Arizona Night Lizard Klauber, 1931    
Xantusia bezyi Bezy's Night Lizard Papenfuss, Macey, and Schulte, 2001    
Xantusia gracilis Sandstone Night Lizard Grismer and Galvan, 1986    
Xantusia henshawi (CA) + (BC) Granite Night Lizard Stejneger, 1893    
Xantusia riversiana Island Night Lizard Cope, 1883
  Xantusia riversiana reticulata San Clemente Night Lizard Smith, 1946    
  Xantusia riversiana riversiana San Nicolas Night Lizard Cope, 1883    
Xantusia sierrae Sierra Night Lizard Bezy, 1967    
Xantusia vigilis (SW) Desert Night Lizard Baird, 1859 “1858” X. v. utahensis
Utah Night Lizard
Xantusia vigilis Desert Night Lizard Baird, 1859 “1858”    
Xantusia wigginsi (CA) + (BC) Wiggins' Night Lizard Savage, 1952    

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