Long-nosed leopard lizard

The Long-nosed leopard lizard is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The long-nosed leopard lizard is widely distributed in the Southeastern Great Basin, Mojave, Sonoran and Colorado deserts of California and at the southern end of the Central Valley in Santa Barbara and eastern Kern cos. More

The Long-nosed leopard Lizard, Gambelia wislizenii, is a relatively large lizard ranging from 3 1/4-5 3/4 inches (8.2-14.6 cm). It has a large head, long nose, and a long round tail that can be longer than its body. More

around, the Long-nosed leopard lizard can be justly proud of being christened in honor of two such distinguished pioneers in the natural history of Western United States. SOURCES Adler, Kraig (ed.) 1978. Herpetological explorations of the great American west. Vol. More

Long-nosed leopard lizards have dark-gray to black spots covering a light-gray to olive-gray back and tail. The coloration varies between individuals, and depending on temperature, even in the same lizard. More

The Long-nosed Leopard Lizard (Gambelia wislizenii) is a large predatory member of the Collared lizard family. More

The Long-nosed Leopard Lizard is a relatively large lizard with a large head, long snout, and long, round tail. It is about 5 inches long, not including the tail. More

Pickwell (1972) pictures a long-nosed leopard lizard found in Death Valley (most of the valley floor is below sea level). So it is possible that Pickwell’s specimen was found at or below sea level too. More

REPRODUCTION: The Long-nosed Leopard Lizard mates in spring and lays a clutch of up to 11 eggs in spring or summer. Hatchlings begin to emerge in August. By Thomas C. Brennan Brennan, T. C., & A. T. Holycross. 2006. More

female long-nosed leopard lizard (Gambelia wislizenii wislizenii) on route 62 - click here to open a new window with this photo in computer wallpaper format Ah, and how did I know that this is a she? It's because this is the coloring typical of More

the Long-nosed Leopard Lizard is called cachor More

Common names

Gambelia wislizenii in French - français
Lagartija-leopardo narigona in Spanish - español
Lahontan Basin Leopard Lizard in English - English
long-nosed leopard lizard in English - English
Longnose Leopard Lizard in English - English
Pale Leopard Lizard in English - English

Order : Squamata
Family : Crotaphytidae
Genus : Gambelia
Species : Gambelia wislizenii
Authority : BAIRD & GIRARD 1852