Reptiles of Guatemala: a photo gallery of reptiles seen during CAYAYA BIRDING tours

Sea turtles (Cheloniidae)

Olive Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea), Pacific Ocean off dpto. Escuintla.

Casquehead Lizards (Corytophanidae)

Keeled Helmeted Iguana (Corytophanes percarinatus), dpto. Suchitepéquez. Keeled Helmeted Iguana (Corytophanes percarinatus), dpto. Sacatepéquez. Smooth Helmeted Iguana (Corytophanes cristatus), dpto. Alta Verapaz. Brown Basilisk (Basiliscus vittatus), dpto. Izabal.

Iguanas (Iguanidae)

Green Iguana (Iguana iguana), male, dpto. Izabal. Green Iguana (Iguana iguana), male, dpto. Izabal. Black Iguana (Ctenosaura similis), male and female, dpto. Escuintla.

Spiny lizards: Sceloporus (Phrynosomatidae)

Teapen Rosebelly Lizard (Sceloporus teapensis), male, dpto. Petén. Teapen Rosebelly Lizard (Sceloporus teapensis), female, dpto. Petén. Rosebelly Lizard (Sceloporus variabilis), male, dpto. Huehuetenango. Rosebelly Lizard (Sceloporus variabilis), female, dpto. Huehuetenango. Guatemalan Emerald Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus taeniocnemis), male, dpto. Alta Verapaz. Chiapan Malachite Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus smaragdinus), male, dpto. Sacatepéquez. Chiapan Malachite Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus smaragdinus), male, dpto. Huehuetenango. Guatemalan Rough Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus acanthinus), male, dpto. Suchitepéquez. Blue Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus serrifer), dpto. Huehuetenango. Blue Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus serrifer), dpto. Huehuetenango.

Anoles (Polychrotidae)

Neotropical Green Anole (Anolis biporcatus), dpto. Izabal. Stuart's Anole (Anolis cobanensis<), dpto. Baja Verapaz. Stuart's Anole (Anolis cobanensis), dpto. Baja Verapaz. Stuart's Anole (Anolis cobanensis), dpto. Baja Verapaz. Stuart's Anole (Anolis cobanensis), dpto. Baja Verapaz. Greater Scaly Anole (Anolis tropidonotus), dpto. Petén. Peters' Anole (Anolis petersii), dpto. Suchitepéquez. Middle American Smooth Anole (Anolis rodriguezii), dpto. Alta Verapaz. Middle American Smooth Anole (Anolis rodriguezii), dpto. Alta Verapaz. Bighead Anole (Anolis capito), dpto. Alta Verapaz. Ornate Anole (Anolis crassulus), dpto. Sacatepéquez. Ornate Anole (Anolis crassulus), dpto. Sacatepéquez.

Geckos (Gekkonidae)

Common House Gecko (Hemidactylus frenatus), dpto. Petén.

Geckos (Eublepharidae)

Turniptail Gecko(Thecadactylus rapicauda), dpto. Petén.

Skinks (Scincidae)

Sumichrast's Skink (Plestiodon sumichrasti), dpto. Alta Verapaz. Brown Forest Skink (Sphenomorphus cherriei), dpto. Quiché. Red Forest Skink (Scincella assata), dpto. Sacatepéquez.

Whiptail lizards (Teiidae)

A pair of Rainbow Ameivas (Holcosus parvus), dpto. Sacatepéquez. Female Rainbow Ameiva (Holcosus parvus), dpto. Sacatepéquez. Male Rainbow Ameiva (Holcosus parvus), dpto. Sacatepéquez. Pair of Blackbelly Racerunner (Aspidoscelis deppii), dpto. El Progreso.

Alligator lizards (Anguidae)

Brilliant Arboreal Alligator Lizard (Abronia gaiophantasma) Brilliant Arboreal Alligator Lizard (Abronia gaiophantasma) Brilliant Arboreal Alligator Lizard (Abronia gaiophantasma) Brilliant Arboreal Alligator Lizard (Abronia gaiophantasma) Guatemalan Arboral Alligator Lizard (Abronia vasconcelosii), dpto. Sololá.

See our contribution to the herpetology of Guatemala: Eisermann, K. & M. Acevedo (2016) A new locality for the Endangered Abronia gaiophantasma Campbell and Frost, 1993 (Squamata: Anguidae) in Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, with notes on morphology. Mesoamerican Herpetology 3: 1085-1089.

Mexican Burrowing Pythons (Loxocemidae)

Mexican Burrowing Python (Loxocemus bicolor), dpto. San Marcos.

Boas (Boidae)

Boa Constrictor (Boa constrictor), dpto. Alta Verapaz. Boa Constrictor (Boa constrictor), dpto. Suchitepéquez.

Colubrid snakes (Colubridae)

Middle American Gopher Snake (Pituophis lineaticollis gibsoni), dpto. Sacatepéquez. Middle American Gopher Snake (Pituophis lineaticollis gibsoni), dpto. Sacatepéquez. Stuart's Burrowing Snake (Adelphicos veraepacis), dpto. Alta Verapaz. Hempstead's Pine Woods Snake (Rhadinella hempsteadae), dpto. Alta Verapaz. Godman's Graceful Brown Snake (Rhadinella godmani), dpto. Sacatepéquez. Rosebelly Earth Snake (Geophis rhodogaster), dpto. Sacatepéquez. Green Highland Racer (Drymobius chloroticus), dpto. Alta Verapaz. Speckled Racer (Drymobius margaritiferus), dpto. Escuintla. Parrot Snake (Leptophis ahaetulla), dpto. Petén. Mexican Parrot Snake (Leptophis mexicanus), dpto. Izabal. Central American Milk Snake (Lampropeltis abnorma), dpto. Baja Verapaz. Highland Garter Snake (Thamnophis fulvus), dpto. Huehuetenango.

See our contribution to the herpetology of Guatemala: Eisermann, K., C. Avendaño, E. Matías & M. Acevedo (2016) Elevational range extension and a new habitat for Thamnophis fulvus (Bocourt, 1893) (Squamata: Natricidae). Mesoamerican Herpetology 3: 1094-1097.

Coral snakes and allies (Elapidae)

Brown's Coral Snake (<i>Micrurus browni</i>), dpto. Chiquimula.

Vipers and pit vipers (Viperidae)

Yellow-blotched Palm Pit Viper (Botriechis aurifer), dpto. Baja Verapaz. Yellow-blotched Palm Pit Viper (Botriechis aurifer), dpto. Baja Verapaz. Godman's Montane Pit Viper (Cerrophidion godmani), dpto. Alta Verapaz. Godman's Montane Pit Viper (Cerrophidion godmani), dpto. Sololá. Godman's Montane Pit Viper (Cerrophidion godmani), dpto. Sololá. Jumping Pit Viper (Atropoides nummifer), dpto. Alta Verapaz.

Crocodylians (Crocodylidae)

Morelet's Crocodile (Crocodylus moreletii), dpto. Petén. Morelet's Crocodile (Crocodylus moreletii), dpto. Petén.

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Contributions by Knut Eisermann and Claudia Avendaño of CAYAYA BIRDING to the knowledge about reptiles in Guatemala

Mesoamerican Herpetology 3: 1085-1089.
  • Eisermann, K. & M. Acevedo (2016) A new locality for the Endangered Abronia gaiophantasma Campbell and Frost, 1993 (Squamata: Anguidae) in Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, with notes on morphology. Mesoamerican Herpetology 3: 1085-1089.
  • Eisermann, K., C. Avendaño, E. Matías & M. Acevedo (2016) Elevational range extension and a new habitat for Thamnophis fulvus (Bocourt, 1893) (Squamata: Natricidae). Mesoamerican Herpetology 3: 1094-1097.
Mesoamerican Herpetology 3: 1094-1097.

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