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Field Herping Arizona 2015 (Same as Main Forum)

Post by ThamnElegans24 » January 31st, 2016, 8:54 pm

This is a nearly complete list of every species I was lucky enough to see last year. Most are from Arizona, although there is a little sprinkle of California and Utah mixed in too. Some of these have already been posted, but there should be enough fresh material to keep it interesting. Sorry for some of the lower quality shots. Voucher shots are all I took of a lot of these species. Any of you who are familiar with my posts know that I prefer to keep the dialog short and let the photos do the talking. That being said, if anyone has any questions please feel free to ask. Enjoy.


Toads:



Red-spotted Toad (Anaxyrus punctatus)

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Great Plains Toad (Anaxyrus cognatus)

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Woodhouse's Toads (Anaxyrus woodhousei)

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Sonoran Desert Toad (Incilius/Ollotis alvarius)

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Plains Spadefoot (Spea bombifrons)

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Couch's Spadefoots (Scaphiopus couchii)

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Western Narrow-mouthed Toad (Gastrophryne olivacea)

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Frogs:


Canyon Treefrog (Hyla Arenicolor)

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Chiricahua Leopard Frog (Lithobates chiricahuensis)

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Rio Grande Chirping Frog (Eleutherodactylus cystignathoides) - From Arizona

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Turtles:


Pond Sliders (Trachemys scripta)

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Sonoran Mud Turtle (Kinosternon sonoriense)

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Ornate Box Turtles (Terrapene ornata)

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Lizards:


Western Banded Gecko (Coleonyx variegatus)

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Common Side-blotched Lizard (Uta stansburiana)

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Ornate Tree Lizard (Urosaurus ornatus)

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Long-tailed Brush Lizard (Urosaurus graciosus)

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Mohave Fringe-toed Lizard (Uma scoparia)

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Yuman Fringe-toed Lizards (Uma rufopunctata)

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Desert Iguanas (Dipsosaurus dorsalis)

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Regal Horned Lizards (Phrynosoma solare)

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Texas Horned Lizards (Phrynosoma cornutum)

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Desert Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma platyrhinos)

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Goode's Horned Lizards (Phrynosoma goodei)

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Common Chuckwalla (Sauromalus ater)

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Zebra-tailed Lizard (Callisaurus draconoides)

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Bezy's Night Lizards (Xantusia bezyi)

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Elegant Earless Lizard (Holbrookia elegans)

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Greater Earless Lizard (Cophosaurus texanus)

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Yarrow's Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus yarrovii)

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Clark's Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus clarkii)

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Desert Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus magister)

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Plateau Fence Lizard (Sceloporus tristichus)

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Great Basin Fence Lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis longipes)

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Tiger Whiptail (Aspidoscelis tigris)

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Canyon Spotted Whiptail (Aspidoscelis burti)

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Gila Spotted Whiptail (Aspidoscelis flagellicauda)

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Desert Grasslands Whiptail (Aspidoscelis uniparens)

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Sonoran Spotted Whiptail (Aspidoscelis sonorae)

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San Diego Alligator Lizard (Elgaria multicarinata webbii)

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Coronado Skink (Plestiodon skiltonianus interparietalis)

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Eastern Collared Lizard (Crotaphytus collaris)

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Long-nosed Leopard Lizard ( Gambelia wislizenii)

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Ocellated Skink (Chalcides ocellatus) - From Arizona

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Gila Monster (Heloderma suspectum)

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Snakes:


Desert Nightsnake (Hypsiglena chlorophaea)

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Chihuahuan Nightsnake (Hypsiglena jani)

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Western Long-nosed Snakes (Rhinocheilus lecontei)

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Sonoran Gophersnakes (Pituophis catenifer affinis)

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Great Basin Gophersnake (Pituophis catenifer deserticola)

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San Diego Gophersnake (Pituophis catenifer annectens)

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Sonoran Whipsnake (Coluber bilineatus)

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Western Threadsnake (Leptotyphlops humilis)

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Big Bend Patch-nosed Snake (Salvadora hexalepis deserticola)

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Black-necked Gartersnake (Thamnophis cyrtopsis)

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Plains Black-headed Snake (Tantilla planiceps)

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Smith's Black-headed Snakes (Tantilla hobartsmithi)

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Regal Ring-necked Snakes (Diadophis punctatus regalis)

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Sonoran Lyresnake (Trimorphodon biscutatus lambda)

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Spotted Leaf-nosed Snake (Phyllorhynchus decurtatus)

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Saddled Leaf-nosed Snake (Phyllorhynchus browni)

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Painted Desert Glossy Snake (Arizona elegans philipi)

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Arizona Glossy Snake (Arizona elegans noctivaga)

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California Kingsnake (Lampropeltis getula californiae)

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Desert Kingsnake (Lampropeltis getula splendida)

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Variable Sandsnakes (Chilomeniscus stramineus)

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Tucson Shovel-nosed Snakes (Chionactis occipitalis klauberi)

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Sonoran Coralsnakes (Micruroides euryxanthus)

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Coastal Rosy Boa (Lichanura trivirgata roseofusca)

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Mexican Rosy Boa (Lichanura trivirgata trivirgata)

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Mexican Hog-nosed Snakes (Heterodon kennerlyi)

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Brown Vinesnakes (Oxybelis aeneus)

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Western Diamondback Rattlesnakes (Crotalus atrox)

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Mohave Rattlesnakes (Crotalus scutulatus)

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Sonoran Sidewinders (Crotalus cerastes cercobombus)

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Northern Black-tailed Rattlesnakes (Crotalus molossus molossus)

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Red Diamond Rattlesnake (Crotalus ruber)

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Southern Pacific Rattlesnakes (Crotalus helleri)

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Prairie Rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis)

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Tiger Rattlesnake (Crotalus tigris)

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Great Basin Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus lutosus)

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Grand Canyon Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus abysus)

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Midget Faded Rattlesnakes (Crotalus oreganus concolor)

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Arizona Black Rattlesnakes (Crotalus cerberus)

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This one is believed to be an Arizona Black x Black-tail hybrid.

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Non-herps:

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And I'll finish with a couple scenery shots:

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Well that does it for my year end review. Thanks for looking. And thanks to any and everyone who aided in making 2015 another great year for me.

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Re: Field Herping Arizona 2015 (Same as Main Forum)

Post by ratsnakehaven » February 1st, 2016, 9:56 am

Very nice. It'll take me a few days to fully digest though....LOL.

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Re: Field Herping Arizona 2015 (Same as Main Forum)

Post by Fieldnotes » February 1st, 2016, 10:12 pm

Amazing variety of herps with some great shots. I'm glad that i didnt skip this post! :beer:

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Re: Field Herping Arizona 2015 (Same as Main Forum)

Post by ThamnElegans24 » February 4th, 2016, 2:01 pm

Thanks. I intentionally focus on diversity every year. Because after all variety is the spice of life. :)

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Re: Field Herping Arizona 2015 (Same as Main Forum)

Post by frodaman » February 22nd, 2016, 9:52 pm

Hey I recognize some of those herps! Let it be known that I worked by butt off to get you that picture of the mud turtle!!! :lol: :lol: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: Field Herping Arizona 2015 (Same as Main Forum)

Post by ThamnElegans24 » February 25th, 2016, 5:16 pm

Your dedication to catching that turtle was very inspiring :lol:

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