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DEATH VALLEY WILDLIFE > Reptiles

Reptiles

REPTILE - An ectothermic (cold-blooded), air-breathing animal with scales and a backbone; includes snakes, lizards, turtles, etc.


Snakes < detailed list
Sharing the order Squamata with lizards, snakes are a legless scaly elongate reptile; some are venomous.

Lizards < detailed list
A relatively long-bodied reptile with usually two pairs of legs, a tapering tail, external ear openings and movable eyelids. Shares the order Squamata with snakes.

Desert Tortoise
Gopherus agasszii
Found in flats and surrounding foothills from 1500 to 3500 feet; burrows have arched roof; a federally listed threatened species.
picture & summary - photo slideshow - detailed information

Western Skink
Eumeces skiltonianus skiltonianus
Moist areas with good cover in pinyon-juniper woodlands.

Western Red-tailed Skink
Eumeces gilberti rubicaudatus
Isolated populations in Hanupah and Johnson Canyons

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