Missing Herps (Amphibians and Lizards)

These little lists of missing species that I've so far produced for Birds and Butterflies, are useful in many ways - principally in motivating people to go out, find, and photograph what's missing! Here's the latest one: herps of San Mateo. We've done pretty well with these groups. Seeing the California Legless Lizard is on my bucket list, btw. I've seen California Whiptail within yards of the county border in Santa Clara county...

Assuredly someone can photograph a Red-eared Slider 'round here!

SNAKES
Western Yellow-bellied Racer Coluber constrictor mormon

California Mountain Kingsnake Lampropeltis zonata

California Nightsnake Hypsiglena ochrorhyncha nuchalata

Forest Sharp-tailed Snake Contia longicaudae

California Striped Racer Coluber lateralis lateralis

LIZARDS

California Legless Lizard Anniella pulchra

Blainville's Horned Lizard Phrynosoma blainvillii hypothetical for San Mateo?
California Whiptail Aspidoscelis tigris munda

TURTLES

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta elegans

Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas critically endangered, rare

FROGS AND TOADS

California Toad Anaxyrus boreas halophilus

Foothill Yellow-legged Frog Rana boylii hypothetical for San Mateo?

SALAMANDERS

California Tiger Salamander Ambystoma californiense

Posted by gyrrlfalcon gyrrlfalcon, April 13, 2014 18:23

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