ARIZONA, NEW MEXICO & TEXAS 2011

SOUTHWESTERN USA
HERP TRIP

 

EXPEDITION RESULTS
July 23rd to August 5th 2011
Herp Life List

Note: several people captured reptiles, amphibiansand invertebrates for me to photograph.
Only those reptiles and amphibians seen in the wild by myself or those people I was traveling with, ie.
Bob Ashley, Tell Hicks, Frank Retes and his friend Tyler, Eric Thiss and his son Evan,
are included here.
It should also be realised that we had less than three days fieldtime, and two night drives,
so many sightings, captures etc. were opportunistic

HERP CHECK LIST
Ranidae True frogs  
Lithobates chiricahuensis Chiricahua leopard frog Location E
Bufonidae True toads  
Anaxyrus cognatus Great Plains toad Location A
Anaxyrus debilis Green toad Location A
Anaxyrus punctatus Red-spotted toad Location E
Anaxyrus woodhousii Woodhouse's toad Location A
Incilius alvarius Sonoran desert toad Location A
Scaphiopodidae Nearctic spadefoot toads  
Scaphiopus couchii Couch's spadefoot toad Location A
Spea multiplicata Mexican spadefoot toad Location A
Microhylidae Narrow-mouthed toads  
Gastrophryne olivacea Green Plains narrow-mouthed toad Location E
     
Kinosternidae Mud turtles  
Kinosternon sonoriensis Sonoran mud turtle Location D
Eublepharidae Eyelid Geckos  
Coleonyx variegatus bogerti Tucson banded gecko Location A
Phrynosomatidae Swifts & horned toads  
Callisaurus draconoides vertebralis Arizona zebra-tailed lizard Location A
Phrynosoma cornutum Texas horned toad Location A
Phrynosoma modestum Round-tailed horned toad Locations A,B
Teiidae Dab lizards  
Aspidoscelis burti Canyon spotted whiptail Location A
Aspidoscelis tigris Tiger whiptail Location A
Anguidae Slow worms & alligator lizards  
Elgaria kingii Maderan alligator lizard Location E
Colubridae Typical snakes  
Pituophis catenifer affinis Desert gopher snake Locations A,B
Salvadora sp. Patchnose snake Location C
Dipsadidae American snakes  
Heterodon nasicus kennerlyi Mexican hognose snake Location B
Natricidae Keelbacks & watersnakes  
Thamnophis cyrtopsis cyrtopsis Western black-necked gartersnake Locations C-E
Elapidae Sandsnakes  
Micruroides euryxanthus euryxanthus Arizona coralsnake Location E
Viperidae True vipers  
Crotalus atrox Western diamondback rattlesnake Location E
Crotalus lepidus klauberi Banded rock rattlesnake Location C
Crotalus scutulatus scutulatus Northern Mojave rattlesnake Location A
Crotalus willardi willardi Arizona ridgenose rattlesnake Location D
     
Total = Frogs & toads = 9 spp.; Turtles = 1 sp.; Lizards = 7 spp.; Snakes = 9 spp.; Total = 26 species

Location A refers to species recorded around the Chiricahuas, Rodeo, NM & Portal, AZ
Location B refers to species recorded between Rodeo, NM & El Paso, TX
Location C refers to species recorded around the Santa Ritas, AZ
Location D refers to species recorded around the Huachucas, AZ
Location E refers to species recorded on Ruby Road, AZ