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Western Groundsnake Sonora semiannulata

Date

May 19, 2012

Description

The coloration and markings of these small snakes are extremely variable from light tan with no markings to orange-red with bands. This individual is light tan with dark bands.

Found in a sandy flat area of desert shrub-land predominated by creosote.

Western Groundsnake - Photo (c) Toby Hibbitts, all rights reserved
toby's ID: Western Groundsnake (Sonora semiannulata)
Added on August 15, 2017. 2 people agree, 0 disagree

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Chihuahuan Spotted Whiptail Aspidoscelis exsanguis

Date

July 7, 2012

Description

Found in shrubby and grassy desert.

Chihuahuan Spotted Whiptail - Photo (c) J. N. Stuart, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
toby's ID: Chihuahuan Spotted Whiptail (Aspidoscelis exsanguis)
Added on August 15, 2017. 2 people agree, 0 disagree

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Red-spotted Toad Anaxyrus punctatus

Date

May 16, 2012

Description

Formerly "Bufo punctatus" the Red Spotted Toad has been revalidated as 'Anaxyrus punctatus'.

This pair was found in amplexus in a semi-permanent desert spring in the Trans-Pecos desert.

Red-spotted Toad - Photo (c) Bradford Hollingsworth, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
toby's ID: Red-spotted Toad (Anaxyrus punctatus)
Added on August 15, 2017. 2 people agree, 0 disagree

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Southwestern Fence Lizard Sceloporus cowlesi

Date

June 14, 2015

Description

Found basking on a log.
Habitat: Shrubland of the desert Southwest.

Southwestern Fence Lizard - Photo (c) J. N. Stuart, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
toby's ID: Southwestern Fence Lizard (Sceloporus cowlesi)
Added on August 15, 2017. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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Western Earless Lizard Holbrookia maculata

Date

June 20, 2015

Description

The lesser earless lizard is common the American Southwest. This individual is a white morph. Many animals within White Sands National Monument have developed a dramatic white coloration, a fantastic example of evolution. From the foxes to spiders to lizards, many animals residing in the monument have slowly changed from their darker ancestral coloration to dramatic white. The white gypsum environment has led to the rapid evolutionary response through means of Natural Selection. This process of adaptation takes place since animal populations express variation in color. In every population there are individuals with darker and lighter coloration. In this case, lighter colored individuals would have a better chance of surviving the white environment and thus would produce lighter offspring, which would in turn be better adapted to survive in the white environment. So as mating continues, more and more lighter colored individuals would be produced and introduced into the population.

Western Earless Lizard - Photo (c) David Bygott, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
toby's ID: Western Earless Lizard (Holbrookia maculata)
Added on August 15, 2017. 2 people agree, 0 disagree

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Red-spotted Toad Anaxyrus punctatus

Date

September 17, 2015

Description

Found hopping across a moist sandy trail.

Red-spotted Toad - Photo (c) Bradford Hollingsworth, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
toby's ID: Red-spotted Toad (Anaxyrus punctatus)
Added on August 15, 2017. 2 people agree, 0 disagree

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Greater Earless Lizard Cophosaurus texanus

Date

September 17, 2015

Description

This guy was maybe less than 3 inches in length. Found zipping across the trail.

Greater Earless Lizard - Photo (c) Patrick Dockens, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
toby's ID: Greater Earless Lizard (Cophosaurus texanus)
Added on August 15, 2017. 2 people agree, 0 disagree

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Morafka’s Desert Tortoise Gopherus morafkai

Date

October 10, 2015

Description

This large desert tortoise was found on the trail I was hiking within the Baboquivari wilderness.

Morafka’s Desert Tortoise - Photo (c) John Hudson, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
toby's ID: Morafka’s Desert Tortoise (Gopherus morafkai)
Added on August 15, 2017. 2 people agree, 0 disagree

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Eastern Patch-nosed Snake Salvadora grahamiae

Date

October 28, 2015

Description

A beautiful mountain patch-nosed snake. So gorgeous.

Eastern Patch-nosed Snake - Photo (c) J. N. Stuart, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
toby's ID: Eastern Patch-nosed Snake (Salvadora grahamiae)
Added on August 15, 2017. 2 people agree, 0 disagree

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Trans-pecos Ratsnake Bogertophis subocularis

Date

May 19, 2012

Description

Trans-pecos Ratsnake is a non-venomous snake with distinct pattern.This individual was found crossing a dirt road.

Trans-pecos Ratsnake - Photo (c) Michael Price, all rights reserved
toby's ID: Trans-pecos Ratsnake (Bogertophis subocularis)
Added on August 15, 2017. 5 people agree, 0 disagree

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Trans-pecos Ratsnake Bogertophis subocularis

Observer

wild-about-texas

Date

June 5, 1994 03:47 PM HST
Trans-pecos Ratsnake - Photo (c) Michael Price, all rights reserved
toby's ID: Trans-pecos Ratsnake (Bogertophis subocularis)
Added on August 15, 2017. 5 people agree, 0 disagree

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Trans-pecos Ratsnake Bogertophis subocularis

Observer

wild-about-texas

Date

May 25, 2009 04:35 PM HST

Description

The date is reflective of the date the slide was scanned... I do not have my notes handy to see the exact day or year...

Trans-pecos Ratsnake - Photo (c) Michael Price, all rights reserved
toby's ID: Trans-pecos Ratsnake (Bogertophis subocularis)
Added on August 15, 2017. 3 people agree, 0 disagree

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Trans-pecos Ratsnake Bogertophis subocularis

Observer

reedmcclure

Date

August 4, 2017 10:36 PM CDT
Trans-pecos Ratsnake - Photo (c) Michael Price, all rights reserved
toby's ID: Trans-pecos Ratsnake (Bogertophis subocularis)
Added on August 15, 2017. 3 people agree, 0 disagree

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Reticulated Gecko Coleonyx reticulatus

Observer

reedmcclure

Date

August 4, 2017 10:42 PM CDT
Reticulated Gecko - Photo (c) dianaterryhibbitts, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Diana-Terry Hibbitts
toby's ID: Reticulated Gecko (Coleonyx reticulatus)
Added on August 15, 2017. 3 people agree, 0 disagree

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Western Diamondback Rattlesnake Crotalus atrox

Observer

reedmcclure

Date

August 4, 2017 10:50 PM CDT
Western Diamondback Rattlesnake - Photo (c) Jerry Oldenettel, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
toby's ID: Western Diamondback Rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox)
Added on August 15, 2017. 3 people agree, 0 disagree

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Western Diamondback Rattlesnake Crotalus atrox

Observer

reedmcclure

Date

August 4, 2017 10:54 PM CDT
Western Diamondback Rattlesnake - Photo (c) Jerry Oldenettel, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
toby's ID: Western Diamondback Rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox)
Added on August 15, 2017. 3 people agree, 0 disagree

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Western Diamondback Rattlesnake Crotalus atrox

Observer

reedmcclure

Date

August 5, 2017 12:36 AM CDT
Western Diamondback Rattlesnake - Photo (c) Jerry Oldenettel, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
toby's ID: Western Diamondback Rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox)
Added on August 15, 2017. 3 people agree, 0 disagree

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Canyon Lizard Sceloporus merriami

Observer

reedmcclure

Date

August 5, 2017 01:02 AM CDT
Canyon Lizard - Photo (c) connor22, all rights reserved, uploaded by Connor Adams
toby's ID: Canyon Lizard (Sceloporus merriami)
Added on August 15, 2017. 3 people agree, 0 disagree

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Reticulated Gecko Coleonyx reticulatus

Observer

reedmcclure

Date

August 5, 2017 01:13 AM CDT

Description

This was the same individual seen earlier in the night nearby.

Reticulated Gecko - Photo (c) dianaterryhibbitts, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Diana-Terry Hibbitts
toby's ID: Reticulated Gecko (Coleonyx reticulatus)
Added on August 15, 2017. 3 people agree, 0 disagree

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What

Western Diamondback Rattlesnake Crotalus atrox

Observer

reedmcclure

Date

August 5, 2017 01:17 AM CDT
Western Diamondback Rattlesnake - Photo (c) Jerry Oldenettel, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
toby's ID: Western Diamondback Rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox)
Added on August 15, 2017. 3 people agree, 0 disagree

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Western Diamondback Rattlesnake Crotalus atrox

Observer

reedmcclure

Date

August 5, 2017 04:19 AM CDT
Western Diamondback Rattlesnake - Photo (c) Jerry Oldenettel, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
toby's ID: Western Diamondback Rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox)
Added on August 15, 2017. 4 people agree, 0 disagree

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Western Diamondback Rattlesnake Crotalus atrox

Observer

reedmcclure

Date

August 5, 2017 04:57 AM CDT
Western Diamondback Rattlesnake - Photo (c) Jerry Oldenettel, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
toby's ID: Western Diamondback Rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox)
Added on August 15, 2017. 4 people agree, 0 disagree

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Canyon Tree Frog Hyla arenicolor

Observer

reedmcclure

Date

August 6, 2017 08:12 PM CDT
Canyon Tree Frog - Photo (c) Jason Penney, all rights reserved
toby's ID: Canyon Tree Frog (Hyla arenicolor)
Added on August 15, 2017. 2 people agree, 0 disagree

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Eastern Patch-nosed Snake Salvadora grahamiae

Observer

reedmcclure

Date

August 6, 2017 08:14 PM CDT

Description

Regurgitated Masticophis taeniatus

Eastern Patch-nosed Snake - Photo (c) J. N. Stuart, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
toby's ID: Eastern Patch-nosed Snake (Salvadora grahamiae)
Added on August 15, 2017. 3 people agree, 0 disagree

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Western Diamondback Rattlesnake Crotalus atrox

Observer

reedmcclure

Date

August 6, 2017 09:04 PM CDT
Western Diamondback Rattlesnake - Photo (c) Jerry Oldenettel, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
toby's ID: Western Diamondback Rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox)
Added on August 15, 2017. 4 people agree, 0 disagree

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Sonoran Gopher Snake Pituophis catenifer ssp. affinis

Observer

reedmcclure

Date

August 6, 2017 09:18 PM CDT
Sonoran Gopher Snake - Photo (c) tom spinker, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
toby's ID: Sonoran Gopher Snake (Pituophis catenifer ssp. affinis)
Added on August 15, 2017. 3 people agree, 0 disagree

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What

Eastern Black-tailed Rattlesnake Crotalus ornatus

Observer

reedmcclure

Date

August 6, 2017 09:23 PM CDT
Eastern Black-tailed Rattlesnake - Photo (c) Robby Deans, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
toby's ID: Eastern Black-tailed Rattlesnake (Crotalus ornatus)
Added on August 15, 2017. 3 people agree, 0 disagree

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Great Plains Ratsnake Pantherophis emoryi

Observer

reedmcclure

Date

August 6, 2017 09:31 PM CDT
Great Plains Ratsnake - Photo (c) tom spinker, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
toby's ID: Great Plains Ratsnake (Pantherophis emoryi)
Added on August 15, 2017. 2 people agree, 0 disagree

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What

Great Plains Ratsnake Pantherophis emoryi

Observer

reedmcclure

Date

August 6, 2017 09:43 PM CDT
Great Plains Ratsnake - Photo (c) tom spinker, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
toby's ID: Great Plains Ratsnake (Pantherophis emoryi)
Added on August 15, 2017. 3 people agree, 0 disagree

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Western Diamondback Rattlesnake Crotalus atrox

Observer

reedmcclure

Date

August 6, 2017 09:48 PM CDT
Western Diamondback Rattlesnake - Photo (c) Jerry Oldenettel, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
toby's ID: Western Diamondback Rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox)
Added on August 15, 2017. 3 people agree, 0 disagree

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