Coachella Valley Fringe-Toed lizard (Uma inornata)
Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND
These lizards have several specialized adaptations: elongated scales on their hind feet ("fringes") for added traction in loose sand, a shovel-shaped head and a lower jaw adapted to aid diving into and moving short distances beneath the sand, elongated scales covering their ears to keep sand out, and unique morphology (form or structure) of internal nostrils that allows them to breathe below the sand without inhaling sand particles.
- States/US Territories in which the Coachella Valley Fringe-Toed lizard, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur: California
- US Counties in which the Coachella Valley Fringe-Toed lizard, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur: View All
- USFWS Refuges in which the Coachella Valley Fringe-Toed lizard, Wherever found is known to occur:
Coachella Valley National Wildlife Refuge
|Status||Date Listed||Lead Region||Where Listed|
|1980-09-25||California/Nevada Region (Region 8)||Wherever found|
» Federal Register Documents
|Date||Title||Plan Action Status||Plan Status|
|1985-09-11||Coachella Valley Fringe-toed Lizard Recovery Plan||View Implementation Progress||Final|
|Date||Citation Page||Title||Document Type|
|2011-05-25||76 FR 30377 30382||Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of Species in California, Nevada, and the Klamath Basin of Oregon||
|2007-02-14||72 FR 7064 7084||Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of 58 Species in California and Nevada; Availability of Completed 5-Year Reviews in California and Nevada||
|2010-08-06||Coachella Valley fringe-toed Lizard 5-Year Review|
» Critical Habitat
|Date||Citation Page||Title||Document Type||Status|
|1980-09-25||45 FR 63812 63820||ETWP: Listing as Threatened with Critical Habitat for the Coachella Valley Fringe-Toed Lizard||Final Rule||Final designated|
|1980-05-28||45 FR 36038 36041||ETWP; Reproposal of Critical Habitat for the Coachella Valley Fringed-Toed Lizard||Proposed Rule||Not Required|
|1978-09-28||43 FR 44806 44808||Proposed Listing and Critical Habitat Determination for the Coachella Valley Fringe-toed Lizard||Proposed Rule||Not Required|
To learn more about critical habitat please see http://ecos.fws.gov/crithab
» Conservation Plans
|HCP Plan Summaries|
|Coachella Valley Fringe-toed Lizard|
|Coachella Valley Multi-Species HCP|
» Life History
No Life History information has been entered into this system for this species.
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