Reptiles introduced to
California[USA]

 

Checklist of the native reptiles of California
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Introduced species(confirmed and presumed introductions, incl. both surviving and extirpated populations, excl. unpublished records)


Species

References
Lizards (Sauria)

Trioceros jacksonii

Kikuyu Three-horned Chameleon

Jones & Lovich (eds.) 2009 McKeown 1997

Anolis carolinensis

Common Green Anole

Norval, Mao & Goldberg 2012 Pauly & Borthwick 2015

Norops sagrei

Cuban Brown Anole

Henderson & Powell 2009 Mahrdt, Ervin & Nafis 2014

Gehyra mutilata

Common Four-clawed Gecko

David, Pauwels, Lays & Lenglet 2006 Shaw 1946

Hemidactylus garnotii

Fox Gecko

Pauly, Yoshida & Worrell 2015

Hemidactylus turcicus

Turkish Half-toed Gecko

Jones & Lovich (eds.) 2009 Laudenslayer, Grenfell & Zeiner 1991 Stebbins & McGinnis 2012

Lepidodactylus lugubris

Common Mourning Gecko

Hoogmoed & Avila-Pires 2015

Ctenosaura hemilopha

Cape Spiny-tailed Iguana

Smith & Kohler 1978 Stebbins 1972

Podarcis siculus

Italian Wall Lizard

Deichsel, Nafis & Hakim 2010 Hollingsworth & Thomson 2016 Kolbe, Lavin, Burke, Rugiero, Capula & Luiselli 2012

Sceloporus cyanogenys

Blue-chinned Spiny Lizard

Smith & Kohler 1978 Stebbins 1972

Tarentola annularis

Egyptian White-spotted Gecko

Wilcox, Beaman & Goodward 2014

Tarentola mauritanica

Moorish Wall Gecko

Mahrdt 1998 Stebbins & McGinnis 2012
Snakes (Serpentes)

Nerodia fasciata

North American Banded Water Snake

Balfour, Stitt, Fuller & Luckau 2007 Fuller & Trevett 2006 Gibbons & Dorcas 2004

Nerodia sipedon

Northern Water Snake

Balfour, Brown, Stitt, Grinsell & Buchanan 2007

Indotyphlops braminus

Brahminy Blind Snake

Palmer & Fisher 2010
Turtles (Testudines)

Chelydra serpentina

North American Snapping Turtle

Iverson 1992 Rhodin, Iverson, Bour, Fritz, Georges, Shaffer & Dijk 2017 Stebbins & McGinnis 2012 Stebbins 1972 Stebbins 1985

Chrysemys picta

American Painted Turtle

Stebbins & McGinnis 2012 Stebbins 1985

Trachemys scripta

Common Slider

Iverson 1992 Rhodin, Iverson, Bour, Fritz, Georges, Shaffer & Dijk 2017 Stebbins & McGinnis 2012 Stebbins 1972 Stebbins 1985

Gopherus berlandieri

Texas Tortoise

Stebbins 1972

Apalone spinifera

Spiny Softshell Turtle

Iverson 1992 Jablonski 2013 Stebbins & McGinnis 2012 Stebbins 1972