The Origins of RASCals

In 2010, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County launched the Lost Lizards of Los Angeles (LLOLA) project. The goal of this project was to understand how urbanization has impacted the distribution of lizard species in the Greater L.A. Area. LLOLA had several major successes including documenting the first established Mediterranean House Gecko population in L.A. County and the first established Indo-Pacific Gecko populations in L.A. and Orange Counties. These latter two observations were also the first records for the state. LLOLA also demonstrated that citizen science can be a very effective tool for gathering observational records of lizards throughout the region. With these successes, we realized that LLOLA should be expanded to all reptiles and amphibians and also to all of southern California, hence RASCals – Reptiles and Amphibians of Southern California.

RASCals was developed with two main scientific goals in mind: 1) to document modern day occurrences that ...more ↓

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April 18, 2014 11:30 PM PDT

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April 19, 2014 10:00 AM PDT

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April 19, 2014 01:30 PM PDT

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April 19, 2014 02:12 PM PDT

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April 19, 2014 03:12 PM PDT

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Western Whiptail Aspidoscelis tigris

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April 19, 2014 10:05 AM PDT

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bikash

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April 18, 2014 10:55 PM PDT

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Common Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana

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mrbufo

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April 19, 2014 09:33 AM PDT

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Western Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana ssp. elegans

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taj

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April 2, 2014 02:55 PM PDT

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taj

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April 4, 2014 10:46 AM PDT

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Western Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana ssp. elegans

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taj

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April 4, 2014 10:17 AM PDT

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taj

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April 4, 2014 11:23 AM PDT

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Common Chuckwalla Sauromalus ater

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taj

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April 4, 2014 12:21 PM PDT

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taj

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April 4, 2014 12:31 PM PDT

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Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

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March 16, 2014

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Sceloporus occidentalis

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Western Whiptail Aspidoscelis tigris

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mlf

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April 18, 2014 12:40 PM PDT

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Aspidoscelis tigris

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Green Anole Anolis carolinensis

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chrispherp

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April 18, 2014 12:23 PM PDT

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We did find a 4th anole a sub adult male but only took one pic. Also saw a few fence lizards but did not get pics.

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Anolis carolinensis

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Green Anole Anolis carolinensis

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chrispherp

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April 18, 2014 12:10 PM PDT

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After feeding at the museum Jenna and I went over by the zoo to see if any anoles were out. It was a little cool (barely 70) but sunny and sure enough we found 3 in on one bush, a big adult male and 2 juveniles. Only got pics of the adult and caught for close ups.

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Anolis carolinensis

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Southern Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata

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helenwsung

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April 19, 2014 02:45 PM PDT

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On dried river bed hiding under a rock.

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Elgaria multicarinata

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California Newt Taricha torosa

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helenwsung

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April 19, 2014 01:28 PM PDT

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Taricha torosa

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San Diego Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata ssp. webbii

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travisfarwell

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April 8, 2014

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Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

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m_jon

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July 23, 2013 10:37 AM PDT

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Displaying in the sun.

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Sceloporus occidentalis

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Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

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danielletran

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April 19, 2014 10:49 AM PDT

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Noosed and released. Learning experience for my friend here holding it

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Sceloporus occidentalis

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Western Whiptail Aspidoscelis tigris

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danielletran

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April 19, 2014 11:10 AM PDT

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Very quick and was ready to run away with any sound of rustling we made

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Aspidoscelis tigris

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Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

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steviekgold

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April 19, 2014 11:23 AM PDT

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Found hiding in a crevice of a large rock while hiking in Runyon canyon at 11:24 am. He was only 2-3 inches long

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Sceloporus occidentalis

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Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

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steviekgold

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April 19, 2014 10:56 AM PDT

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Caught and released while hiking in Runyon Canyon. Found basking in full sun on a rock at 10:54 am.

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Sceloporus occidentalis

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madtiller

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April 19, 2014 01:03 PM PDT

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Sceloporus occidentalis

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madtiller

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April 19, 2014 01:07 PM PDT

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Sceloporus occidentalis

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Common Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana

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tiwane

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April 15, 2014 04:51 PM PDT

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Male Side-Blotched Lizard (Uta stansburiana).

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Uta stansburiana

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Zebra-tailed Lizard Callisaurus draconoides

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tiwane

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April 15, 2014 11:06 AM PDT

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Callisaurus draconoides
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Reptiles and Amphibians of Southern California (RASCals)—The goal of this project is to improve our knowledge of native and non-native reptiles and amphibians in southern California.

The RASCals project is a partnership between the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, the San Diego Natural History Museum, the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, and the La Kretz ...more ↓

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