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Threatened and Endangered Reptiles
The table below contains the 13 species and subspecies of reptiles listed as either threatened or endangered by the State of California or the federal government. This list is in alphabetical order, by the general name of the animal (for example: tortoise, lizard, boa, etc.).
For species accounts, see CWHR Life History Accounts and Range Maps.
This list and the accompanying species accounts may not be complete or reflect the current legal status of these reptiles because of listing activities more recent than the status accounts in the links below. The current legal status for each species, is provided online at https://www.dfg.ca.gov/biogeodata/cnddb/pdfs/TEAnimals.pdf and is updated quarterly.
For more information on the species listed below, use the CDFW's Species Explorer. Please note, the Species Explorer is still being worked on. Not all species might appear in the database.
|Common Name||Scientific Name|
|Boa, Southern Rubber||Charina (bottae) umbratica|
|Gecko, Barefoot Banded||Coleonyx switaki|
|Lizard, Blunt-nosed Leopard||Gambelia sila|
|Lizard, Coachella Valley Fringe-toed||Uma inornata|
|Lizard, Island Night||Xantusia riversiana|
|Snake, Giant Garter||Thamnophis (couchi) gigas|
|Snake, San Francisco Garter||Thamnophis sirtalis tetrataenia|
|Tortoise, Desert||Gopherus agassizii|
|Turtle, Green Sea||Chelonia mydas|
|Turtle, Leatherback Sea||Dermochelys coriacea|
|Turtle, Loggerhead Sea (North Pacific DPS)||Caretta caretta|
|Turtle, Olive (= Pacific) Ridley Sea||Lepidochelys olivacea|
|Whipsnake, Alameda||Masticophis lateralis euryxanthus|