Life List
 

My life list is far from being up to date (these are all from a few years ago), but hopefully I’ll have time to update it soon.

Reptiles

Snakes

Agkistrodon piscivorus conanti (Florida Cottonmouth)- Everglades National Park, FL

Bothriechis schlegelii (Eyelash Palm Pit Viper)- Costa Rica

Bothrops asper (Fer-de-Lance)- Costa Rica

Carphophis amoenus amoenus (Eastern Wormsnake)- Ivy Creek Natural Area, VA

Cemophora coccinea (Florida Scarlet Snake)- Everglades National Park, FL

Clelia clelia (Mussurana)- Costa Rica

Coluber constrictor constrictor (Northern Black Racer)- Ivy Creek Natural Area, VA

Coluber constrictor paludicola (Everglades Racer)- Everglades National Park, FL, DOR

Coniophanes fissidens (Brown Debris Snake)- Costa Rica

Crotalus adamanteus (Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake)- Everglades National Park, FL

Crotalus oreganus oreganus (Northern Pacific Rattlesnake)- Briones State Park, CA

Crotalus viridis viridis (Western Rattlesnake)- Cottonwood Gulch, NM

Diadophis punctatus edwardsii (Northern Ringneck Snake)- Round Hill Farm, VA

Diadophis punctatus (Southern Ringneck Snake)- Everglades National Park, FL

Diadophis punctatus regalis (Regal Ringneck Snake)- Cottonwood Gulch, NM

Elaphe guttata (Corn Snake)- Everglades National Park, FL

Elaphe o. obsoleta x E. o. quadrivittata (Intergrade Rat Snake)- Everglades National Park, FL

Eunectes notaeus (Yellow Anaconda)- Pantanal, Brazil

Imantodes cenchoa (Blunt-headed Treesnake)- Costa Rica

Lampropeltis getula (California Kingsnake)- Briones State Park, CA

Lampropeltis getula floridana (Florida Kingsnake)- Everglades National Park, FL

Leptodeira sepentrionalis (Northern Cat-eyed Snake)- Costa Rica

Leptophis depressirostris (Satiny Parrotsnake)- Costa Rica

Leptotyphlops scutifrons (Peter’s Thread Snake)- South Africa

Liopholidophis epistibes (Madagascar Water Snake sp.)- Madagascar

Madagascarophis colubrina (Malagasy Cat-eyed Snake)- Madagascar

Micrurus nigrocinctus (Central American Coral Snake)- Costa Rica

Naja haje (Egyptian Cobra)- Tanzania, DOR

Nerodia fasciata confluens (Broad-Banded Water Snake)- Jesse H. Jones State Park, TX

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris (Florida Banded Water Snake)- Everglades National Park, FL

Nerodia floridana (Florida Green Water Snake)- Everglades National Park, FL, DOR

Nerodia sipedon sipedon (Northern Water Snake)- Round Hill Farm, VA

Ninia Sebae (Red Coffee Snake)- Costa Rica

Oxybelis aeneus (Brown Vine Snake)- Costa Rica

Oxybelis fugidis (Green Vine Snake)- Costa Rica

Philothamnus semivariegatus (Spotted Bush Snake)- Tanzania

Phyllorhynchus decurtatus (Spotted Leaf-nosed Snake)- close to Phoenix, AZ

Pituophis catenifer catenifer (Gopher Snake)- NM

Platyceps collaris (Red Whip Snake)- Jordan

Porthidium nasutum (Hog-nosed Viper)- Costa Rica

Psammophylax tritaeniatus (Striped Skaapsteker)- Botswana

Ramphotyphlops braminus (Brahminy Blind Snake)- Near Lake Placid, FL

Regina alleni (Striped Crayfish Snake)- Everglades National Park, FL

Regina septemvittata (Queen Snake)- Round Hill Farm, VA

Salvadora hexalepis (Western Patch-nosed Snake)- close to Phoenix, AZ

Sanzinia madagascariensis (Madagascar Tree Boa)- Perinet, Madagascar

Sibon Nebulatus (Cloudy Slug-Eater)- Costa Rica

Sistrurus miliarius barbouri (Dusky Pigmy Rattlesnake)- Everglades National Park, FL

Taeniophallus brevirostris (Short-nosed Leaf-litter Snake)- Pantanal, Brazil

Thamnophis cyrtopsis (Black-necked Garter Snake)- Cottonwood Gulch, NM

Thamnophis elegans (Western Terrestrial Garter Snake)- Cottonwood Gulch, NM

Thamnophis sauritus sackenii (Peninsula Ribbon Snake)- Everglades National Park, FL

Thamnophis sauritus sauritus (Eastern Ribbon Snake)- Charleston, SC

Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis (Eastern Garter Snake)- Jamestown, RI

Tripanurgos compressus (Red-eyed Treesnake)- Costa Rica


Lizards

Ablepharus rueppellii (Ruppell’s Snake-eyed Skink)- Jordan

Acanthocerus atricollis (Blue-headed Tree Agama)- South Africa

Acanthodactylus boskianus (Bosk’s Fringe-toed Lizard)- Egypt

Agama aculeata (Ground Agama)- Tanzania

Agama agama (Red-headed Rock Agama)- Tanzania

Agama atra (Southern Rock Agama)- Capetown, South Africa

Agama hispana makgadikgadiensis (Makgadikgadi Spiny Agama)- Botswana

Agama mwanzae (Spiderman Agama)- Tanzania

Ameiva ameiva (Giant Ameiva)- Pantanal, Brazil

Ameiva festiva (Central American Whiptail)- Costa Rica

Ameiva Letophrys (Delicate Ameiva)- Costa Rica

Ameiva quadrilineata (Four-lined Ameiva)- Costa Rica

Angolosaurus skoogi (Desert Plated Lizard)- Namibia

Anolis carolinensis (Green Anole)- Charleston, SC

Anolis cristatellus cristatellus (Puerto Rican Crested Anole)- Crandon Park, FL

Anolis sagrei (Brown Anole)-  Maui, Hawaii

Aspidoscelis tigris (Tiger Whiptail Lizard)- Phoenix, AZ

Basiliscus basiliscus (Brown Basilisk)- Costa Rica

Basiliscus plumiformes (Green Basilisk)- Costa Rica

Bradypodion pumilum (Cape Dwarf Chameleon)- Capetown, South Africa

Brookesia superciliaris (Horned Leaf Chameleon)- Madagascar

Callisaurus draconoides (Zebra-tailed Lizard)- close to Phoeniz, Arizona

Calumma brevicorne (Short-horned Chameleon)- Madagascar

Calumma nasutum (Short-nosed Chameleon)- Madagascar

Calumma parsonii (Parson’s Chameleon)- Perinet, Madagascar

Chamaeleo dilepis (Flap-necked Chamelenmon)- Botswana

Chamaeleo jacksonii (Jackson’s Chameleon)- Maui, Hawaii

Cnemidophorus lemniscatus (Rainbow Whiptail)- South Florida

Coleonyx variegatus (Western Banded Gecko)- close to Phoenix, AZ

Cophosaurus texanus (Greater Earless Lizard)- close to Phoenix, AZ

Cordylus cordylus (Cape Girdled Lizard)- Capetown, South Africa

Corytophanes cristatus (Casquehead Lizard)- Costa Rica

Ctenosaura pectinata (Spiny-tailed Iguana)- Crandon Park, FL

Ctenosaurus similis (Black Iguana)- Costa Rica

Eumeces gaigeae (Variable Skink)- Botswana

Eumeces inexpectatus (Southeastern Five-lined Skink)- Near Lake Placid, FL

Eumeces laticeps (Broad-headed Skink)- Near Lake Placid, FL

Eumeces schneideri (Schneider’s Skink or Berber Skink)- Egypt

Furcifer pardalis (Panther Chameleon)- Madagascar

Gehyra mutilata (Mutilating Gecko)- Madagascar

Gerrhosaurus nigrolineatus (Black-lined Plated Lizard)- Botswana

Gerrhosaurus validus (Giant Plated Lizard)- South Africa

Gonatodes albogularis (Yellow-headed Gecko)- Costa Rica

Heloderma suspectum (Gila Monster)- close to Phoenix, AZ

Hemidactylus frenatus (Common House Gecko)- Easter Island, Chile

Hemidactylus garnottii (Indo-Pacific Gecko)- Maui, Hawaii- Dead

Hemidactylus mabouia (Tropical House Gecko)- Pantanal, Brazil

Hemidactylus mercatorius (no known Common name)- Madagascar

Hemidactylus mindiae (Mount Sinai Gecko)- Egypt

Hemidactylus turcicus (Mediterranean House Gecko)- Phoenix, AZ

Iguana iguana (Green Iguana)- Costa Rica

Laudakia stellio (Starred Agama)- Jordan

Leposona southi (Southern Skink Tegu)- Costa Rica

Liolaemus fabiani (Fabian’s Lizard)- Atacama Desert, Chile

Lygodactylus bradfieldi (Bradfield’s Dwarf Gecko)- Namibia

Lygodactylus chobiensis (Chobe’s Dwarf Gecko)- Botswana

Lygodactylus manni (Mann’s Dwarf Gecko)- Tanzania

Mabuya longicau (Long-tailed Skink)- Tanzania

Mabuya quinquetaeniata (Bean Skink)- Egypt

Mabuya sulcata (Western Rock Skink)- Namibia

Mabuya unimarginata (Central American Mabuya)- Costa Rica

Meroles anchietae (Shovel-snouted Lizard)- Namibia

Mesalina guttulata (Small-spotted Lizard)- Jordan

Mesalina olivieri (Olivier’s Sand Lizard)- Jordan

Norops Biporcatus (Green Tree Anole)- Costa Rica

Norops capito (Pug-nosed Anole)- Costa Rica

Norops humilis (Ground Anole)- Costa Rica

Norops Lemurinus (Lemur Anole)- Costa Rica

Norops limifrons (Slender Anole)- Costa Rica

Norops oxylophis (Stream Snole)- Costa Rica

Norops Polypleps (Many-scaled Anole)- Costa Rica

Pachydactylus turneri (Turner’s Thick-toed Gecko)- Namibia

Panaspis wahlbergii (Wahlberg’s Snake-eyed Skink)- Namibia

Pedioplanis inornata (Waterberg Sand Lizard)- Namibia

Phelsuma guttata (Speckled Day Gecko)- Madagascar

Phelsuma lineata (Lined Day Gecko)- Madagascar

Phelsuma pusilla (no known Common name)- Madagascar

Phelsuma quadriocellata (Peacock Day Gecko)- Madagascar

Phrynosaura torresi (Dragon of Torres-Mura)- Atacama Desert, Chile

Phrynosoma douglassii (Pigmy Short-Horned Lizard)- Cottonwood Gulch, NM

Phrynosoma hernandesi (Greater Short-horned Lizard)- Cottonwood Gulch, NM

Plestiodon egregius (Blue-tailed Mole Skink)- Near Lake Placid, FL

Plestiodon fasciatus (Five-lined Skink)- Round Hill Farm, VA

Pseudotrapelus sinaitus (Sinai Agama)- Jordan

Rhoptropus boultoni (Boulton’s Namib Day Gecko)- Namibia

Sceloporus magister (Desert Spiny Lizard)- close to Phoenix, AZ

Sceloporus occidentalis (Western Fence Lizard)- Briones State Park, CA

Sceloporus tristichus (Plateau Fence Lizard)- Cottonwood Gulch, NM

Scincella lateralis (Ground Skink)- Jesse H. Jones State Park, TX

Scincus scincus (Sandfish)- Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Sphaerodactylus Graptolaemus (Costa Rican Dwarf Gecko)- Costa Rica

Sphaerodactylus millepunctatus (Spotted Dwarf Gecko)- Costa Rica

Sphenomorphis cherri (Brown Forest Skink)- Costa Rica

Thecaudactylus rapicauda (Turnip-tailed Gecko)- Costa Rica

Trachylepis capensis (Cape Skink)- Capetown, South Africa

Trachylepis hoeschi (Hoesch’s Skink)- Namibia

Trachylepis margaritifera (Rainbow Skink)- South Africa

Trachylepis striata (Striped Skink)- Namibia

Trachylepis quinquetaenianta (Five-lined Skink)- South Africa

Trachylepis vittata (Bridled Skink)- Jordan

Tupinambis teguixin (Overo Lizard)- Buenos Aires, Argentina

Uroplatus fimbriatus (Giant Leaf-tailed Gecko)- Madagascar

Uroplatus sikorae sameiti (Southern Leaf-tailed Gecko)- Madagascar

Uroplatus sikorae sikorae (Mossy Leaf-tailed Gecko)- Madagascar

Urosaurus ornatus (Ornate Tree Lizard)- close to Phoenix, AZ

Uta stansburiana (Side-Blotched Lizard)- close to Phoenix, AZ

Varanus albigularis (Rock Monitor)- Botswana

Varanus niloticus (Nile Monitor Lizard)- Tanzania

Zonosaurus brygooi (Brygoo’s Zonosaur Lizard)- Madagascar

Zonosaurus madagascriensis (Madagascar Zonosaur Lizard)- Madagascar


Turtles

Apalone ferox (Florida Softshell Turtle)- Everglades National Park, FL

Gopherus polyphemus (Gopher Tortoise)- Near Lake Placid, FL

Kinixys spekii (Spekes Hinged Tortoise)- South Africa

Kinosternon baurii (Striped Mud Turtle)- Everglades National Park, FL

Pelomedusa subrufa (Helmeted or Marsh Terrapin)- Namibia

Pelusios sinuatus (Serrated Hinged Terrapin)- South Africa

Psammobates oculifer (Kalahari Tent Tortoise)- Botswana

Rhinoclemmys funerea (Black River Turtle)- Costa Rica

Terrapene carolina carolina (Eastern Box Turtle)- Round Hill Farm, VA


Crocodilians

Alligator missippiensis (American Alligator)- New Orleans, LA

Caiman crocodylus (Spectacled Caiman)- Costa Rica

Crocodylus acutus (American Crocodile)- Costa Rica

Crocodylus niloticus (Nile Crocodile)- South Africa

Melanosuchus niger (Black Caiman)- Ecuador

Trachemys scripta (Yellow-bellied Slider)- Charleston, SC


Amphibians

Frogs and Toads

Acris crepitans crepitans (Eastern Cricket Frog)- Round Hill Farm, VA

Afrana fuscigula (Cape River Frog)- Capetown, South Africa

Agalychnis callidryas (Red-eyed Treefrog)- Costa Rica

Aglyptodactylus madagascariensis (no known Common name)- Madagascar

Amietophrynus gutturalis (Guttural Toad)- Botswana

Anodonthyla boulengeri (no known Common name)- Madagascar

Boophis madagascariensis (no known Common name)- Madagascar

Bufo garmani (Eastern Olive Toad)- South Africa

Bufo haematiticus (Forest Toad)- Costa Rica

Bufo marinus (Cane Toad)- Maui, Hawaii

Bufo paracnemis (Cururu Toad)- Pantanal, Brazil

Bufo punctatus (Red-Spotted Toad)- close to Phoenix, Arizona

Bufo terrestris (Southern Toad)- Charleston, South Carolina

Bufo woodhousii australis (Southwestern Woodhouse’s Toad)- Cottonwood Gulch, NM

Cacosternum namaquense (Namaqua Caco)- Namibia

Chiromantis rufescens (African Foam-nest Frog)- South Africa

Dendrobates granuliferus (Granular Poison Dart Frog)- Costa Rica

Dendrobates pumilio (Strawberry Poison Dart Frog)- Costa Rica

Dendrobates aurartus (Green and Black Poison Dart Frog)- Costa Rica

Dyscophus antongili (Tomato Frog)- Madagascar

Eleutherdactylus bransfordi (Bransford’s Litter Frog)- Costa Rica

Eleutherdactylus diastema (Common Tink Frog)- Costa Rica

Eleutherdactylus fitzingeri (Fitzinger’s Rain Frog)- Costa Rica

Eleutherdactylus Podiciferus (Cerro Utyum Robber Frog)- Costa Rica

Eleutherdactylus rugosus (Central American Rain Frog)- Costa Rica

Gastrophryne carolinensis (Eastern Narrowmouth Toad)- Near Lake Placid, FL

Gephyromantis boulengeri (no known Common name)- Madagascar

Gephyromantis leucomaculatus (no known Common name)- Madagascar

Gephyromantis redimitus (no known Common name)- Madagascar

Gephyromantis webbi (Webb’s Madagascar Frog)- Madagascar

Guibemantis bicalcaratus (no known Common name)- Madagascar

Guibemantis pulcher (Tsarafidy Madagascar Frog)- Madagascar

Hemisus marmoratus (Mottled Shovel-nosed Frog)- Botswana

Heterixalus madagascariensis (Madagascar Reed Frog)- Madagascar

Hyla cinerea (Green Treefrog)- Charleston, SC

Hyla ebercata (Hourglass Treefrog)- Costa Rica

Hyla rosenbergi (Gladiator Frog)- Costa Rica

Hyla squirrela (Squirrell Treefrog)- Crandon Park, FL

Hyla versicolor (Gray Treefrog)- Round Hill Farm, VA

Hyperolius mormoratus (Painted Reed Frog)- Botswana

Hypopachus variolosus (Sheep Frog)- Pantanal, Brazil

Hypsiboas cinerascens (Rough-skinned Green Treefrog)- Ecuador

Leptodactylus Bolivianus (Bolivian White-lipped Frog)

Leptodactylus pentadactylus (Smokey Jungle Frog)- Costa Rica

Mantella laevigada (Green-backed Mantella Frog)- Madagascar

Mantidactylus betsileanus (Betsileo Madagascar Frog)- Madagascar

Mantidactylus charlotteae (no known Common name)- Madagascar

Mantidactylus femoralis (no known Common name)- Madagascar

Mantidactylus grandidieri (no known Common name)- Madagascar

Mantidactylus lugubris (Rock-grabber Frog)- Madagascar

Mantidactylus luteus (no known English name)- Madagascar

Oreobates quixensis (Common Big-headed Rain Frog)- Ecuador

Osteopilus septentionalis (Cuban Treefrog)- Everglades National Park, FL

Pelophylax ridibundus (Marsh Frog)- France

Phyllobates vittatus (Golfodulcan Poison Dart Frog)- Costa Rica

Physalaemus pustulosus (Tungara Frog)- Costa Rica

Platypelis grandis (no known Common name)- Madagascar

Plethodontohyla notostico (Mahanoro Digging Frog)- Madagascar

Pristimantis diadematus (Diadem Rain Frog)- Ecuador

Pseudacris crucifer (Spring Peeper)- Round Hill Farm, VA

Ptychadena mascariensis (Mascarene Ridged Frog)- Madagascar

Rana angolensis (Common River Frog)- Botswana

Rana grylio (Pig Frog)- Everglades National Park, FL

Rana sphenocephala (Southern Leopard Frog)- Everglades National Park, FL

Rana sylvatica (Wood Frog)- Hotchkiss, CT

Rana utricularia (Southern Leopard Frog)- Everglades National Park, FL

Rana Vailantii (Vaillant’s Frog)- Costa Rica

Scarthyla ostinodactyla (no known Common name)- Ecuador

Smilisca Puma (Tawny Treefrog)- Costa Rica

Spinomantis aglabei (Moss Frog)- Madagascar

Tomopterna cryptotis (Common Sand Frog)- Namibia

Trachycephalus resinifictrix (Amazon Milk Frog)- Ecuador

Xenopus laevis (Common Platanna)- South Africa

Xenopus muelleri (Tropical Platanna)- Botswana


Salamanders

Bolitoglossa altamazonica (Amazon Climbing Salamander)- Ecuador

Batrachoseps attenautus (California Slender Salamander)- Briones State Park, CA

Desmognathus fuscus (Northern Dusky Salamander)- Byrom Park, VA

Desmognathus monticola (Seal Salamander)- Byrom Park, VA

Eurycea cirrigera (Southern Two-lined Salamander)- Byrom Park, VA

Plethodon cinereus (Eastern Red-backed Salamander)- Byrom Park, VA

Plethodon cylindraceus (White-spotted Slimy Salamander)- Byrom Park, VA


Key:

Scientific Name (Common Name)- Location

DOR= Dead on Road

I only include the first time I saw a species. For instance, if I saw an Eastern Garter Snake once in Jamestown, Rhode Island in 2005, and again in Florida in 2009, I would only include the one in RI.

All species are in alphabetical order by genus, then by species, and finally by subspecies (if present).