Reptiles
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More than 600 vertebrate wildlife species currently occur in Utah. In addition, several other vertebrate species have occurred in Utah during recent times, but no longer occur in the state. Select the appropriate links below to learn about any or all of these wildlife species.

Note: Approximately 100 additional vertebrate wildlife species (primarily birds) "accidentally" occur in Utah from time to time, although Utah is outside of their normal ranges. These species are not included on the list below.

 
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Fishes   Mammals   Amphibians   Birds

Common Name    Scientific Name
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BLACK-NECKED GARTERSNAKE  THAMNOPHIS CYRTOPSIS
COACHWHIP  MASTICOPHIS FLAGELLUM
COMMON CHUCKWALLA  SAUROMALUS ATER
COMMON GARTERSNAKE  THAMNOPHIS SIRTALIS
COMMON KINGSNAKE  LAMPROPELTIS GETULA
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COMMON LESSER EARLESS LIZARD  HOLBROOKIA MACULATA
COMMON SAGEBRUSH LIZARD  SCELOPORUS GRACIOSUS
COMMON SIDEBLOTCHED LIZARD  UTA STANSBURIANA
CORNSNAKE  ELAPHE GUTTATA
DESERT HORNED LIZARD  PHRYNOSOMA PLATYRHINOS
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DESERT IGUANA  DIPSOSAURUS DORSALIS
DESERT NIGHT LIZARD  XANTUSIA VIGILIS
DESERT SPINY LIZARD  SCELOPORUS MAGISTER
DESERT TORTOISE  GOPHERUS AGASSIZII
EASTERN COLLARED LIZARD  CROTAPHYTUS COLLARIS
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EASTERN FENCE LIZARD  SCELOPORUS UNDULATUS
EASTERN RACER  COLUBER CONSTRICTOR
GILA MONSTER  HELODERMA SUSPECTUM
GLOSSY SNAKE  ARIZONA ELEGANS
GOPHERSNAKE  PITUOPHIS CATENIFER
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GREAT BASIN (WESTERN) RATTLESNAKE  CROTALUS OREGANUS LUTOSUS
GREAT BASIN COLLARED LIZARD  CROTAPHYTUS BICINCTORES
GREATER SHORT-HORNED LIZARD  PHRYNOSOMA HERNANDESI
GREEN PRAIRIE (PRAIRIE) RATTLESNAKE  CROTALUS VIRIDIS VIRIDIS
GROUNDSNAKE  SONORA SEMIANNULATA
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HOPI (PRAIRIE) RATTLESNAKE  CROTALUS VIRIDIS NUNTIUS
LONG-NOSED LEOPARD LIZARD  GAMBELIA WISLIZENII
LONG-NOSED SNAKE  RHINOCHEILUS LECONTEI
MANY-LINED SKINK  EUMECES MULTIVIRGATUS
MIDGET FADED (WESTERN) RATTLESNAKE  CROTALUS OREGANUS CONCOLOR
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MILKSNAKE  LAMPROPELTIS TRIANGULUM
MOJAVE RATTLESNAKE  CROTALUS SCUTULATUS
NEW MEXICO WHIPTAIL  ASPIDOSCELIS NEOMEXICANA
NIGHTSNAKE  HYPSIGLENA TORQUATA
ORNATE TREE LIZARD  UROSAURUS ORNATUS
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PAINTED TURTLE  CHRYSEMYS PICTA
PLATEAU STRIPED WHIPTAIL  ASPIDOSCELIS VELOX
RING-NECKED SNAKE  DIADOPHIS PUNCTATUS
RUBBER BOA  CHARINA BOTTAE
SIDEWINDER  CROTALUS CERASTES
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SMITH'S BLACK-HEADED SNAKE  TANTILLA HOBARTSMITHI
SMOOTH GREENSNAKE  OPHEODRYS VERNALIS
SNAPPING TURTLE  CHELYDRA SERPENTINA
SONORAN MOUNTAIN KINGSNAKE  LAMPROPELTIS PYROMELANA
SPECKLED RATTLESNAKE  CROTALUS MITCHELLII
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SPINY SOFTSHELL  APALONE SPINIFERA
SPOTTED LEAF-NOSED SNAKE  PHYLLORHYNCHUS DECURTATUS
STRIPED WHIPSNAKE  MASTICOPHIS TAENIATUS
TERRESTRIAL GARTERSNAKE  THAMNOPHIS ELEGANS
TIGER WHIPTAIL  ASPIDOSCELIS TIGRIS
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WESTERN BANDED GECKO  COLEONYX VARIEGATUS
WESTERN FENCE LIZARD  SCELOPORUS OCCIDENTALIS
WESTERN LYRESNAKE  TRIMORPHODON BISCUTATUS
WESTERN PATCH-NOSED SNAKE  SALVADORA HEXALEPIS
WESTERN SKINK  EUMECES SKILTONIANUS
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WESTERN THREADSNAKE  LEPTOTYPHLOPS HUMILIS
ZEBRA-TAILED LIZARD  CALLISAURUS DRACONOIDES