Online Field Guide to The Reptiles and Amphibians of Arizona

Lizards of Arizona

Lizards of Arizona – Order Squamata, Suborder Sauria
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ANGUIDAE (glass and alligator lizards)
Elgaria kingii
Madrean Alligator Lizard
Coleonyx variegatus
Western Banded Gecko
Hemidactylus turcicus
Mediterranean Gecko Non-Native
HELODERMATIDAE (gila monsters)
Heloderma suspectum
Gila Monster
        Crotaphytinae (subfamily)
Crotaphytus bicinctores
Great Basin Collared Lizard
Crotaphytus collaris
Eastern Collared Lizard
Crotaphytus nebrius
Sonoran Collared Lizard
Gambelia wislizenii
Long-nosed Leopard Lizard
        Iguaninae (subfamily)
Ctenosaura - Arizona Ctenosaura sp. (hybrid)
Spiny-tailed Iguana
Dipsosaurus dorsalis
Desert Iguana
Sauromalus ater
Common Chuckwalla
        Phrynosomatinae (subfamily)
Callisaurus draconoides
Zebra-tailed Lizard
Cophosaurus texanus
Greater Earless Lizard
Holbrookia elegans
Elegant Earless Lizard
Holbrookia maculata
Common Lesser Earless Lizard
Phrynosoma cornutum
Texas Horned Lizard
PHRGOO Phrynosoma (Doliosaurus) goodei
Goode’s Horned Lizard
Phrynosoma (Tapaja) hernandesi
Greater Short-horned Lizard
Phrynosoma (Anota) mcallii
Flat-tailed Horned Lizard
Phrynosoma (Doliosaurus) modestum
Round-tailed Horned Lizard
Phrynosoma (Doliosaurus) platyrhinos
Desert Horned Lizard
Phrynosoma (Anota) solare
Regal Horned Lizard
SCEBIM Sceloporus bimaculosus
Twin-spotted Spiny Lizard
Sceloporus clarkii
Clark’s Spiny Lizard
Sceloporus cowlesi
Southwestern Fence Lizard
Sceloporus graciosus
Common Sagebrush Lizard
Sceloporus jarrovii
Yarrow’s Spiny Lizard
Sceloporus magister
Desert Spiny Lizard
Sceloporus slevini
Slevin’s Bunchgrass Lizard
Sceloporus tristichus
Plateau Fence Lizard
SCEUNI Sceloporus uniformis
Yellow-backed Spiny Lizard
Sceloporus virgatus
Striped Plateau Lizard
Uma rufopunctata
Yuman Fringe-toed Lizard
Uma scoparia
Mohave Fringe-toed Lizard
Urosaurus graciosus
Long-tailed Brush Lizard
Urosaurus ornatus
Ornate Tree Lizard
Uta stansburiana
Common Side-blotched Lizard
SCINCIDAE (skinks)
Plestiodon callicephalus
Mountain Skink
Plestiodon gilberti
Gilbert’s Skink
Plestiodon multivirgatus
Many-lined Skink
Plestiodon obsoletus
Great Plains Skink
Plestiodon skiltonianus
Western Skink
TEIIDAE (whiptails and tegus)
Aspidoscelis arizonae
Arizona Striped Whiptail
Aspidoscelis burti
Canyon Spotted Whiptail
Aspidoscelis exsanguis
Chihuahuan Spotted Whiptail
Aspidoscelis flagellicauda
Gila Spotted Whiptail
Aspidoscelis neomexicana Aspidoscelis neomexicana
New Mexico Whiptail
Aspidoscelis pai
Pai Striped Whiptail
Aspidoscelis sonorae
Sonoran Spotted Whiptail
Aspidoscelis tigris
Tiger Whiptail
Aspidoscelis uniparens
Desert Grassland Whiptail
Aspidoscelis velox
Plateau Striped Whiptail
Aspidoscelis xanthonota
Red-backed Whiptail
XANTUSIIDAE (night lizards)
XANARI Xantusia arizonae
Arizona Night Lizard
Xantusia bezyi
Bezy’s Night Lizard
Xantusia vigilis
Desert Night Lizard


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