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

Crocodiles: (Crocodylia)

Morelet's Crocodile <i>Crocodylus moreletii</i>), dpto. Petén. Morelet's Crocodile <i>Crocodylus moreletii</i>), dpto. Petén.

Sea turtles: (Cheloniidae)

Olive Ridley Sea Turtle <i>Lepidochelys olivacea</i>, Pacific Ocean off dpto. Escuintla.

Alligator lizards: Abronia (Anguidae)

Brilliant Arboreal Alligator Lizard Abronia gaiophantasma Guatemalan Arboral Alligator Lizard <i>Abronia vasconcelosii</i>, dpto. Sololá.

See our paper: 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.

Geckos (Eublepharidae)

Turniptail Gecko(<i>Thecadactylus rapicauda</i>), dpto. Petén.

Spiny lizards: Sceloporus (Iguanidae)

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

Iguanas (Iguanidae)

Green Iguana (<i>Iguana iguana</i>), male, dpto. Izabal. Green Iguana (<i>Iguana iguana</i>), male, dpto. Izabal. Black Iguana (<i>Ctenosaura similis</i>), male and female, dpto. Escuintla. Keeled Helmeted Iguana (<i>Corytophanes percarinatus</i>), dpto. Suchitepéquez. Smooth Helmeted Iguana (<i>Corytophanes cristatus</i>), dpto. Alta Verapaz. Brown Basilisk (<i>Basiliscus vittatus</i>), dpto. Izabal.

Norops (Iguanidae)

Neotropical Green Anole (<i>Norops biporcatus</i>), dpto. Izabal.

Skinks (Scincidae)

Sumichrast's Skink <i>Eumeces sumichrasti</i>, dpto. Alta Verapaz. forest skink <i>Sphenomorphus cherriei</i> or <i>S. incertus</i>, dpto. Quiché.

Colubrid snakes (Colubridae)

Stuart's Burrowing Snake <i>Adelphicos veraepacis</i>, dpto. Alta Verapaz. Green Highland Racer <i>Drymobius chloroticus</i>, dpto. Alta Verapaz. Speckled Racer <i>Drymobius margaritiferus</i>, dpto. Escuintla. Parrot Snake <i>Leptophis ahaetulla</i>, dpto. Petén. Mexican Parrot Snake <i>Leptophis mexicanus</i>, dpto. Izabal. Highland Garter Snake <i>Thamnophis fulvus</i>, dpto. Huehuetenango.

See our paper: 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.

Boas, pythons and sand boas (Boidae)

Boa Constrictor (<i>Boa constrictor</i>), dpto. Alta Verapaz. Mexican Burrowing Python (<i>Loxocemus bicolor</i>), dpto. San Marcos.

Coral snakes and allies (Elapidae)

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

Vipers (Viperidae)

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

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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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