Longnose Leopard Lizard
Gambelia wislizenii

Family Crotaphytidae

3½" to 4½" snout-vent length; to over 15" overall. Color light brownish to grayish, with dark brown spots on back and tail. Transverse white bands across back fade with age. Head large, rather distinct from neck; tail approximately twice body length.
Elevation Range:
Below 5000' in extreme western Colorado.
Subspecies in Colorado:
Crotaphytus wislizenii punctatus

Formerly listed as Crotaphytus wislizenii.
  Longnose Leopard Lizard
Photo by L. Livo and S. Wilcox,
from Hammerson, 1986.
Used with permission.
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Adams  Dolores *  La Plata  Pitkin 
Alamosa  Douglas  Lake  Prowers 
Arapahoe  Eagle  Larimer  Pueblo 
Archuleta  El Paso  Las Animas  Rio Blanco * 
Baca  Elbert  Lincoln  Rio Grande 
Bent  Fremont  Logan  Routt 
Boulder  GarfieldH MesaH Saguache 
Chaffee  Gilpin  Mineral  San Juan 
Cheyenne  Grand  Moffat  San Miguel * 
Clear Creek  Gunnison  MontezumaH Sedgwick 
Conejos  Hinsdale  Montrose *  Summit 
Costilla  Huerfano  Morgan  Teller 
Crowley  Jackson  Otero  Washington 
Custer  Jefferson  Ouray  Weld 
Delta *  Kiowa  Park  Yuma 
Denver  Kit Carson  Phillips 
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