Draft Terrestrial Mammal, Reptile, and Amphibian species list

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This Draft Big Creek Mammal, Reptile and Amphibian List is taken is taken from:

(TV) Carothers, John, Rebecca Cull, Laurie Daniel, David Melchert and Roland White 1980. Terrestrial Vertebrates of the Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve, Monterey County, California, Environmental Field Program, University of California, Santa Cruz Santa Cruz CA

(AM) Bickle, A. 1985. Amphibians of the Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve, Monterey County, California Environmental Field Program, University of California, Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA.

(O) Other collections and observations


this preliminary list has not yet been checked for nomenclature changes nor accuracy

 

family latin name common name status

Didelphidae Didelphis marsupialis Virginia Opossum
Soricidae Sorex trowbridgei Trowbridge Shrew
Soricidae Sorex vagrans Vagrant Shrew Expected but not yet found
Soricidae Sorex ornatus Ornate Shrew Expected but not yet found
Talpidae Scapanus latimanus Broad-handed Mole
Vespertilionidae Myotis californicus California Myotis
Vespertilionidae Myotis lucifagus Little Brown Bat
Vespertilionidae Lasiurus cinereus Hoary Bat
Vespertilionidae Myotis yumanensis Yuma Myotis Expected but not yet found
Vespertilionidae Myotis evotis Long-eared Myotis Expected but not yet found
Vespertilionidae Myotis thysanodes Fringe-eared Myotis Expected but not yet found
Vespertilionidae Myotis volans Hairy-winged Myotis Expected but not yet found
Vespertilionidae Pipistrellus hesperus Western Pipistrel Expected but not yet found
Vespertilionidae Eptesicus fuscus Big Brown Bat Expected but not yet found
Vespertilionidae Lasiurus borealis Red Bat Expected but not yet found
Vespertilionidae Plecotus townsendi Western Big-eared Bat Expected but not yet found
Molossidae Tadarida brasiliensis Mexican Free-tailed Bat Expected but not yet found
Leporidae Sylvilagus bachmani Brush Rabbit
Leporidae Sylvilagus auduboni Desert Cottontail
Leporidae Lepus californicus Black-tailed Jackrabbit
Sciuridae Eutamias merriami Merriam Chipmunk
Sciuridae Sciurus griseus Western Gray Squirrel
Sciuridae Spermophilus beecheyi California Ground Squirrel
Geomyidae Thomomys bottae Pocket Gopher
Heteromyidae Perognathus californicus California Pocket Mouse
Heteromyidae Dipodomys heermani Heerman Kangaroo Rat Expected but not yet found
Heteromyidae Dipodomys venustus Graceful Kangaroo Rat Expected but not yet found
Cricetidae Reithrodontomys megalotis Western Harvest Mouse
Cricetidae Peromyscus californicus California Mouse
Cricetidae Peromyscus maniculatus Deer Mouse
Cricetidae Peromyscus boylei Brush Mouse
Cricetidae Peromyscus truei Pinyon Mouse
Cricetidae Neotoma fuscipes Dusky-footed Woodrat
Cricetidae Microtus californicus California Meadow Mouse
Muridae Rattus norvegicus Norway Rat Expected but not yet found
Muridae Rattus rattus Black Rat Expected but not yet found
Muridae Mus musculus House Mouse Expected but not yet found
Canidae Canis latrans Coyote
Canidae Urocyon cinereoargenteus Gray Fox
Procyonidae Bassariscus astutus Ringtail
Procyonidae Procyon lotor Raccoon
Mustelidae Mephitis mephitis Striped skunk
Mustelidae Mustela freneta Long-tailed Weasel
Mustelidae Spilogale putorius Spotted skunk
Mustelidae Taxidea taxis Badger
Felidae Felis concolor Mountain Lion
Felidae Lynx rufus Bobcat
Suidae Sus scrofa Wild Boar
Cervidae Odocoileus hemionus Black-tailed Deer
Iguanidae Sceloporus occidentalis Western Fence Lizard
Iguanidae Uta stansburiana California Side-blotched Lizard
Iguanidae Phrynosoma coronatum frontale California Horned Lizard
Telidae Cnemidophorus tigris mundus California Whiptail
Scincidae Eumeces skiltonianus skiltonianus Western Skink
Anguidae Gerrhonotus coeruleus coeruleus San Francisco Alligator Lizard
Anguidae Gerrhonotus multicarinatus multicarinatus California Alligator Lizard
Colubridae Coluber constrictor mormon Western Yellow-bellied Racer
Colubridae Pituophis melanoleucus catenifer Pacific Gopher Snake
Colubridae Diadophis punctatus vandenburghi Monterey Ringneck Snake
Colubridae Thamnophis elegans terrestris Coast Garter Snake
Colubridae Thamnophis couchii Western Aquatic Garter Snake
Colubridae Lampropeltis zonata multifaciata Coast Mountain Kingsnake
Colubridae Lampropeltis getulus Common Kingsnake
Colubridae Masticophis lateralis lateralis California Striped racer
Colubridae Hypsiglena torquata Night Snake
Viperidae Crotalus viridis Western Rattlesnake
Boidae Charina bottae bottae Rubber Boa
Anniellidae Anneilla pulchra California Legless Lizard
Hylidae Hyla regilla Pacific Treefrog
Salamandridae Taricha torosa torosa Coast Range Newt
Plethodontidae Ensatina eschscholtzii Ensatina
Plethodontidae Aneides lugibris Arboreal Salamander
Plethodontidae Batrachoceps pacificus Slender Salamander

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