Reptiles of
Isla Santa Catalina  [Mexico: Baja California Sur]

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Bibliography of the reptiles of Isla Santa Catalina Taxonomic history of the reptiles of Isla Santa Catalina Introduced species
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Citation: Midtgaard, Rune. RepFocus - A Survey of the Reptiles of the World. (Compilation date: 14th April, 2023).

General remarks: The list includes only formally described species. Newly discovered, but still unnamed species are excluded. However, unnamed species or species unassigned to species level are included, if they are the only representatives of their genus in the region. Species counts exclude extinct and introduced species. Doubtful records, typically older voucher specimens of uncertain origin, have been excluded if considered questionable, as are records based on sources considered unreliable or controversial.
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Lizards (Sauria)
= endemicEX = extinct or assumed extinct

 Family Iguanidae (Greater Iguanas)
Genus Dipsosaurus (Desert Iguanas)
Dipsosaurus catalinensis

Santa Catalina Island Desert Iguana

Grismer 1999 Grismer 2002 Heimes 2022 Smith & Taylor 1950
Genus Sauromalus (North American Chuckwallas)
Sauromalus klauberi

Spotted Chuckwalla

Grismer 1999 Grismer 2002 Heimes 2022 Hollingsworth 1998
 Family Phrynosomatidae (North American Lesser Iguanas)
Genus Sceloporus (Northern Spiny Lizards)
Sceloporus lineatulus

Santa Catalina Island Spiny Lizard

Grismer & McGuire 1996 Grismer 1999 Grismer 2002 Heimes 2022 Smith & Taylor 1950
Genus Uta (Side-blotched Lizards)
Uta squamata

Santa Catalina Island Side-blotched Lizard

Grismer 1994 Grismer 1999 Grismer 2002 Heimes 2022 Smith & Taylor 1950
 Family Phyllodactylidae (Leaf-toed Geckos)
Genus Phyllodactylus (American Leaf-toed Geckos)
Phyllodactylus bugastrolepis

Santa Catalina Island Leaf-toed Gecko

Dixon 1966 Grismer 1999 Grismer 2002 Murphy, Blair & Mendez de la Cruz 2009
 Family Teiidae (Greater Tejus)
Genus Aspidoscelis (Northern Whiptails)
Aspidoscelis catalinensis

Santa Catalina Island Whiptail

Grismer 1999 Grismer 2002 Maslin & Secoy 1986 Smith & Taylor 1950 Walker 1983

Snakes (Serpentes)
= endemicEX = extinct or assumed extinct

 Family Colubridae (Typical Snakes or Colubrids)
Genus Hypsiglena (North American Night Snakes)
Hypsiglena catalinae

Santa Catalina Night Snake

Grismer 2002 Heimes 2016 Mulcahy 2008 Mulcahy, Martinez-Gomez, Aguirre-Leon, Cervantes-Pasqualli & Zug 2014 Tanner 1966
Genus Lampropeltis (King Snakes and Milk Snakes)
Lampropeltis catalinensis

Santa Catalina Island Kingsnake

Grismer 2002 Heimes 2016 Smith & Taylor 1945
 Family Leptotyphlopidae (Thread Snakes)
Genus Rena (Maroon Thread Snakes)
Rena humilis

Western Thread Snake

Hahn 1980 Heimes 2016
 Family Viperidae (Vipers)
Genus Crotalus (Typical Rattlesnakes)
Crotalus catalinensis

Santa Catalina Rattlesnake

Campbell & Lamar 2004 Grismer 2002 Harris & Simmons 1977 Heimes 2016