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Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

Observer

nhm_nature

Date

December 6, 2014 01:39 PM PST

Description

"We saw this lizard in the front yard of my friend's house. He said that it has lived in the bush near the front entrance to his house for the last 3 years." - Daniel Barcenas

Observation and photo by Daniel Barcenas.

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Black-bellied Slender Salamander Batrachoseps nigriventris

Observer

eeb101

Date

December 1, 2014 07:00 AM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Seen on the vertical face of a cinder block wall, below a bed of ivy, next to sidewalk & street.
Can provide higher resolution copies of images to NHM.

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Vaejovis puritanus Paravaejovis puritanus

Observer

j_mcgowan

Date

November 9, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

A small, approximately 2.5 cm long scorpion that had been found under a boulder at a survey sight.

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white-crowned sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys

Observer

j_mcgowan

Date

November 9, 2014

Description

A recently deceased white-crowned sparrow. I do not know the cause of death, and ants were moving through a hole in the hollowed out body cavity

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western fence lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

Observer

j_mcgowan

Date

November 9, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

A dark, adult male western fence lizard that had been found underneath a coverboard during a survey at one of the Southwestern Herp Society's field sites. As it was barely after 8 am, and this board had been positioned in the shade of nearby brush, he had not been warmed by the sun, and was still sluggish when we found him. He was released back under the board after being photographed.

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San Diego Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata ssp. webbii

Observer

samanthahenry

Date

November 4, 2014 06:04 PM PST

Description

First time spotting an alligator lizard in the neighborhood.

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Western Fence Lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis) Sceloporus occidentalis

Observer

samanthahenry

Date

November 3, 2014 03:35 PM PST

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Western Fence Lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis) Sceloporus occidentalis

Observer

samanthahenry

Date

November 3, 2014 03:33 PM PST

Description

Two spotted together

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Western Fence Lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis) Sceloporus occidentalis

Observer

samanthahenry

Date

October 24, 2014 09:55 AM PDT

Description

RASCals

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Great Basin Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis ssp. longipes

Observer

samanthahenry

Date

September 16, 2014 03:37 PM PDT

Description

Or might be a western sagebrush lizard

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Wolf Spiders Family Lycosidae

Observer

ariggle

Date

September 1, 2014

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Observer

justaskdave

Date

August 9, 2014 10:00 PM PDT

Description

Black widow type spider observed in Knapp Ranch Park in West Hills, CA

Appears to be Latrodectus variolus --the Northern Black widow.

However from all range maps it shouldn't be in So Cali...

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Western Black-headed Snake Tantilla planiceps

Observer

lgordon

Date

May 8, 2011

Description

SWHS find

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southern pacific rattlesnake Crotalus oreganus ssp. helleri

Observer

lgordon

Date

May 8, 2011

Description

SWHS find

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Frogs and Toads Order Anura

Observer

lgordon

Date

May 8, 2011

Description

@10am thousands of toadlets and froglets hunkering in coyote footprints in mud. Many dessicated seen nearby. In annual flood area. Regular herpers have not seen any amphibians in this specific area since- as of 5-2014

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chorus frogs Genus Pseudacris

Observer

lgordon

Date

May 8, 2011

Description

Acknowledgement: this animal should not have been held.

@10am thousands of toadlets and froglets hunkering in coyote footprints in mud. Many dessicated seen nearby. This animal seen hopping around footprints. In annual flood area. Regular herpers have not seen any amphibians in this specific area since- as of 5-2014

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Horsehair Worms Phylum Nematomorpha

Observer

lgordon

Date

May 8, 2011

Description

@9am horsehair worm caught near toad/frog tadpoles

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Baja California treefrog Pseudacris hypochondriaca

Observer

lgordon

Date

May 8, 2011

Description

unknown tadpole
@9am
found by the late great Jarron Lucas

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Western Toad Anaxyrus boreas

Observer

lgordon

Date

May 8, 2011

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Southern Pacific Rattlesnake Crotalus oreganus ssp. helleri

Observer

ariggle

Date

August 1, 2014

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Monarch Butterfly Danaus plexippus

Observer

jerrybarnhart

Date

July 2, 2014

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Monarch Butterfly Danaus plexippus

Observer

jerrybarnhart

Date

June 23, 2014

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bloodflower milkweed Asclepias curassavica

Observer

jerrybarnhart

Date

June 23, 2014

Description

Milkweed from my back yard

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Southern Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata

Observer

nhm_nature

Date

June 13, 2014 05:34 PM PDT

Description

"This lizard was observed in our small yard that is filled with cacti and succulents. We found it's shed skin about one month ago." - Mike and Donna Dee

Observation and photo made by Mike and Donna Dee, then sent to rascals@nhm.org.

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Western Skink Plestiodon skiltonianus

Observer

nicolemiccolis

Date

June 1, 2014 11:47 AM PDT

Description

Found next to trash cans on side yard of house in Simi Valley, CA

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Western Rattlesnake Crotalus oreganus

Observer

nicolemiccolis

Date

May 24, 2014 05:41 PM PDT

Description

Found in Ventura County on border of Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy

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Western Rattlesnake Crotalus oreganus

Observer

nicolemiccolis

Date

May 24, 2014 01:52 PM PDT

Description

Found on side of road hit by a car

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Indian Paintbrush Genus Castilleja

Observer

louiseboyer

Date

April 17, 2014 10:34 AM PDT

Description

Castilleja affinis

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Southern Pacific Rattlesnake Crotalus oreganus ssp. helleri

Observer

chaparral

Date

May 12, 2014 08:19 AM PDT

Description

Cheeseboro site 9

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Coulter's snapdragon Antirrhinum coulterianum

Observer

zabbey

Date

May 8, 2014 01:45 PM PDT