The animals here are listed alphabetically by common name.
A few things to keep in mind when viewing the images below: 1) Males and females of the same species don’t always look the same; 2) adults and juveniles of the same species don’t always look the same; and 3) some species look the same and can only be differentiated from one another by dental or DNA analysis.
The names listed under the image* of the animal are, to the best of my knowledge, current and correct. Some of the common names, as well as the scientific names, may differ from what is listed on the Range Maps and Life History Account sheets. Names change as taxonomy continues to shift in all fields of biology!
*All of the images below were downloaded from the Internet. They were either listed for non-commercial use or are used with the permission of the photographer. The NCRCD would like to gratefully acknowledge the following photographers: Connor Long, Ben Low, J. Maughn, and Gary Nafis. Thank you so much gentlemen!
Blainville’s Horned Lizard
California Alligator Lizard – Elgaria multicarinata multicarinata
California Kingsnake – Lampropeltis getula californiae
California Mountain Kingsnake – Lampropeltis zonata
California Night Snake – Hypsigiena ochrorhyncha nuchalata
California Striped Racer – Coluber lateralis lateralis
California Whiptail – Aspidoscelis tigris munda
Coral-bellied Ring-necked Snake – Diadophis punctatus pulchellus
Long-nosed Snake – Rhinocheilus lecontei
Mountain Gartersnake – Thamnophis elegans elegans
Northern Western Pond Turtle – Actinemys marmorata
Northwestern Fence Lizard – Sceloporus occidentalis occidenalis
Pacific Gopher Snake – Pituophis catenifer catenifer
Red-eared Slider – Trachemys scripta elegans
Rubber Boa – Charina Bottae
Sharp-tailed Snake – Contia tenuis
Sierra Alligator Lizard – Elgaria coerulea palmeri
Sierra Gartersnake – Thamnophis couchii
Valley Gartersnake – Thamnophis sirtalis fitchi
Western Sagebrush Lizard – Sceloporus graciosus gracilis
Western Yellow-bellied Snake – Coluber constrictor mormon