Blunt-Nosed Leopard lizard (Gambelia silus)
Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND
The blunt-nosed leopard lizard (Gambelia silus) is a relatively large lizard the Iguanidae family. It has a long, regenerative tail, long, powerful hind limbs, and a short, blunt snout. Adult males are slightly larger than females, ranging in size from 3.4 to 4.7 inches in length, excluding tail. Females are 3.4 to 4.4 inches long. Males weigh 1.3 to 1.5 ounces, females 0.8 to 1.2. Although blunt-nosed leopard lizards are darker than other leopard lizards, they exhibit tremendous variation in color and pattern on their backs. Their background color ranges from yellowish or light gray-brown to dark brown, depending on the surrounding soil color and vegetation. Their undersides are uniformly white. They have rows of dark spots across their backs, alternating with white, cream-colored or yellow bands.
- States/US Territories in which the Blunt-Nosed Leopard lizard, Entire is known to or is believed to occur: California
- US Counties in which the Blunt-Nosed Leopard lizard, Entire is known to or is believed to occur: View All
- USFWS Refuges in which the Blunt-Nosed Leopard lizard, Entire is known to occur:
Kern National Wildlife Refuge, Pixley National Wildlife Refuge
|Status||Date Listed||Lead Region||Where Listed|
|03/11/1967||California/Nevada Region (Region 8)||Entire|
» Federal Register Documents
|03/11/1967||32 FR 4001||Endangered Species List - 1967|
|03/22/2006||71 FR 14538 14542||Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of 56 Species in California and Nevada: Notice of review.|
|05/21/2010||75 FR 28636 28642||Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of 34 Species in California and Nevada; Availability of 96 Completed 5-Year Reviews in California and Nevada|
|Date||Title||Plan Action Status||Plan Status|
|09/30/1998||Recovery Plan for Upland Species of the San Joaquin Valley, California||View Implementation Progress||Final|
|Date||Citation Page||Title||Document Type|
|03/22/2006||71 FR 14538 14542||Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of 56 Species in California and Nevada: Notice of review.||
|05/21/2010||75 FR 28636 28642||Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of 34 Species in California and Nevada; Availability of 96 Completed 5-Year Reviews in California and Nevada||
|02/16/2010||Blunt-nosed leopard lizard (Gambelia sila) 5-Year Review|
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