Amphibians and Reptiles of the UCSC

SpeciesCommon NameHabitat
AMPHIBIANS
SALAMANDERS
Aneides nigerBlack salamanderRO
Aneides lugubrisArboreal salamanderME
Batrachoseps attenuatusPacific slender salamanderME, RW, RO
Batrachoseps gavilanensisGabilan slender salamanderME, RW, RO
Dicamptodon ensatusCalifornia giant salamanderRW, CV, RI, ME
Ensatina eschscholtzii xanthopticaYellow-eyed ensatinaME, RW, RO
Taricha granulosaRough-skinned newtPD, ME, RW, RI
Taricha torosaCalifornia newtPD, GR, ME
FROGS AND TOADS
Bufo boreasCalifornia toadGR, ME, PD
Pseudacris regillaPacific chorus frogGR, PD, ME, RW
Rana draytoniiCalifornia red-legged frogPD, RI, GR, ME
Rana boyliiFoothill yellow-legged frogRI, PD
REPTILES
LIZARDS
Elgaria coeruleaNorthern alligator lizardRD, ME
Elgaria multicarinataSouthern alligator lizardGR, ME
Phrynosoma coronatumCoast horned lizardCH
Plestiodon (Eumeces) skiltonianusWestern skinkGR, RO, ME
Sceloporus occidentalisWestern fence lizardGR, ME, RO
Uta stansburianaSide-blotched lizardCH
SNAKES
Charina bottaeRubber boaME, RW, RO
Coluber constrictorRacerGR
Contia sp.Forest sharp-tailed snakeME, GR
Crotalus oreganusNorthern Pacific rattlesnakeCH, GR, RO
Diadophis punctatusRing-necked snakeGR, ME, RO
Lampropeltis getulaCommon kingsnakeME, GR, CH
Lampropeltis zonataCalifornia mountain kingsnakeRO
Masticophis lateralisCalifornia whipsnakeCH, GR
Pituophis cateniferGopher snakeGR, RO
Thamnophis atratusAquatic garter snakeGR, RI, PD
Thamnophis elegansWestern terrestrial garter snakeME, PD, RI
Thamnophis sirtalisCommon garter snakeRI, PD, GR

KEY:

HABITAT: CH = chaparral, CV = cave, GR = grassland, ME = mixed evergreen forest, PD = pond, RI = riparian, RO = rocky outcroppings, RW = redwood forest

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