Reptile Life List

This is my list of reptiles I have identified while traveling for Notes from the Road. In this updated list, I have separated reptiles from amphibians, and replaced photos with sketches. I will be adding new sketches of species slowly.

Alligator Snapping Turtle

Alligator Snapping Turtle

Amazon Forest Dragon

Amazon River Turtle

American Alligator

American Saltwater Crocodile

Aquatic Coral Snake

Aquatic Garter

Banded Cat-eyed Snake

Blunt-headed Tree Snake

Brown Anole

Brown Basilisk

Central American Chameleon

Central American Whiptail Lizard

Central American Whiptail Lizard

Chonta Snake


Common Basilisk

Common Basilisk

Common Mussurana

Common Side-Blotched Lizard

Common Snapping Turtle

Ctenosaur (Black Iguana)

Cuban Twig Anole

Cuban Whiptail

Curly-tail Lizard

Desert Iguana

Desert Spiny Lizard

Eastern Fence Lizard

Five-lined Skink

Forest Whiptail

Golfo Dulce Anole

Golfo Dulce Anole

Granite Spiny Lizard

Great Basin Collared Lizard

Great Basin Collared Lizard

Green Anole

Green Iguana

Green Lizard

Green Turtle

Halloween Snake

Hispaniolan Anole

Iberian Wall Lizard

Loggerhead Turtle

Longnose Leapard Lizard

Moorish Gecko

Moorish Gecko

Mud Snake

Mud Snake

Northern Caiman Lizard

Northern Caiman Lizard

Northwestern Garter

Pacific Gopher Snake

Olive Forest Racer

Painted Turtle


Red-eared Slider

Rubber Boa

Sagebrush Lizard

Sicilian Wall Lizard

Sicilian Wall Lizard


Soft-Shelled Turtle

Southern Desert Horned Lizard

Speckled Kingsnake

Speckled Rattlesnake

Spectacled Caiman

Striped Basilisk

Stripe-tailed Lizard

Tropical House Gecko

Yarrow's Spiny Lizard

Yarrow's Spiny Lizard

Western Fence Lizard

Western Rattlesnake

Western Terrestrial Garter

Yellow-headed Turtle

Yellow-spotted Side-necked Turtle

Zebra-tailed Lizard

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