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VERTEBRATES OF THE

INDIO MOUNTAINS RESEARCH STATION

OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO

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CLASS AMPHIBIA

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ANURA

Family Bufonidae

Anaxyrus cognatus (Great-Plains Toad)

Anaxyrus debilis (Green Toad)

Anaxyrus punctatus (Red-spotted Toad)

Anaxyrus speciosus (Texas Toad)

Family Microhylidae

Gastrophryne olivacea (Great Plains Narrowmouth Toad)

Family Scaphiopodidae

Scaphiopus couchii (Couch's Spadefoot)

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CHELONIA

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Family Emydidae

Terrapene ornata (Ornate Box Turtle)

Family Kinosternidae

Kinosternon flavescens (Yellow Mud Turtle)

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REPTILIA

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LACERTILIA

Family Crotaphytidae

Crotaphytus collaris (Eastern Collared Lizard)

Family Gekkonidae

Coleonyx brevis (Texas Banded Gecko)

Family Phrynosomatidae

Cophosaurus texanus (Greater Earless Lizard)

Phrynosoma modestum (Round-tailed Horned Lizard)

Sceloporus poinsettii (Crevice Spiny Lizard)

Sceloporus cowelsi (Southern Plateau Lizard)

Urosaurus ornatus (Tree Lizard)

Uta stansburiana (Side-blotched Lizard)

Family Scincidae

Plestiodon obsoletus (Great Plains Skink)

Plestiodon tetragrammus brevilineatus (Four-lined Skink)

Family Teiidae

Aspidoscelis exsanguis (Chihuahuan Spotted Whiptail)

Aspidoscelis inornata (Little Striped Whiptail)

Aspidoscelis tesselata (Checkered Whiptail)

Aspidoscelis marmorata (Marbled Whiptail)

SERPENTES

Family Colubridae

Arizona elegans (Glossy Snake)

Bogertophis subocularis (Trans-Pecos Rat Snake)

Gyalopion canum (Western Hook-nosed Snake)

Lampropeltis alterna (Gray-banded Kingsnake)

Masticophis flagellum (Coachwhip Snake)

Masticophis taeniatus (Whipsnake)

Pituophis catenifer (Gopher Snake)

Rhinocheilus lecontei (Long-nosed Snake)

Salvadora deserticola (Big Bend Patchnose Snake)

Salvadora grahamiae (Mountain Patchnose Snake)

Sonora semiannulata (Ground Snake)

Tantilla hobartsmithi (Southwestern Black-headed Snake)

Tantilla nigriceps (Plains Black-headed Snake)

Trimorphodon vilkinsonii (Chihuahuan Desert Lyre Snake)

Family Crotalidae

Crotalus atrox (Western Diamond-back Rattlesnake)

Crotalus lepidus (Rock Rattlesnake)

Crotalus molossus (Black-tailed Rattlesnake)

Dipsadidae

Diadophis punctatus (Ring-neck Snake)

Hypsiglena torquata (Chihuahuan Night Snake)

Family Leptotyphlopidae

Rena humilis (Western Blind Snake)

Natricidae

Thamnophis cyrtopsis (Blackneck Garter Snake)

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AVES

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Annotations: (90) indicates presence on bird transect, April 1990 UTEP Field Biology class (dates in 91) indicate new birds seen Mar-Apr 1991 UTEP Field Biology Class (92MR) indicate birds studied during UTEP Field Biology class of 7-8 March 92 (92MY) indicate birds recorded by Terry Hibbits during Texas Herpetological Society Field Trip of 2-3 May 92; 95(MR) and 95(AP) are birds seen on UTEP Field Biology trip of 30 March-3 April 1995; 95MY = 19-21 May 1995 UTEP herpetology field trip). Other miscellaneous sighting are listed by date of first record.

ANSERIFORMES

Family Anseridae

Anas crecca - Green-winged Teal (16 Mar 91)

Anas diazi - Mexican Duck

Anas strepera - Gadwall (5 Apr 91)

APODIFORMES

Family Apodidae

Aeronautes saxatalis - White-throated Swift (92MY)

Family Trochilidae

Archilochus alexandri - Black-chinned Hummingbird (90,92MY,95MY)

CAPRIMULGIFORMES

Family Caprimulgidae

Chordeiles acutipennis - Lesser Nighthawk

Chordeiles minor - Common Nighthawk (95MY)

Phalaenoptilus nuttallii - Common Poorwill (92MY)

CHARADRIIFORMES

Family Charadriidae

Charadrius vociferus - Killdeer (92MY)

Family Scolopacidae

Gallinago gallilnago - Common Snipe (92MY)

Tringa solitaria - Solitary Sandpiper (5 Apr 91)

CICONIIFORMES

Family Ardeidae

Ardea herodias - Great Blue Heron

Egretta thula - Snowy Egret

Nycticorax nycticorax - Black-crowned Night Heron

COLUMBIFORMES

Family Columbidae

Columbina inca - Inca Dove

Zenaida asiatica - White-winged Dove (92MY.95MY)

Zenaida macroura - Mourning Dove (92MY,95MY)

CUCULIFORMES

Family Cuculidae

Geococcyx californianus - Greater Roadrunner (92MY)

FALCONIFORMES

Family Cathartidae

Carhartes aura - Turkey Vulture (92MY,95MR,95MY)

Family Accipitridae

Aquila chrysaetos - Golden Eagle

Buteo jamaicensis - Red-tailed Hawk (92MY,95MR)

Buteo swainsoni - Swainson's Hawk

Circus cyaneus - Nothern Harrier (Mar 91)

Pandion haliaetus - Osprey (Apr 06)

Family Falconidae

Falco sparverius - American Kestrel (92MY)

GALLIFORMES

Family Odontophoridae

Callipepla gambelii - Gambel's Quail

Callipepla squamata - Scaled Quail (92MY,95AP)

GRUIFORMES

Family Rallidae

Fulica americana - American Coot

PASSERIFORMES

Family Alaudidae

Eremophila alpestris - Horned Lark

Family Corvidae

Corvus cryptoleucus - Chihuahuan Raven (92MY)

Family Bombycillidae

Bombycilla cedrorum - Cedar Waxwing (95MR)

Family Fringillidae

Aimophila cassinii - Cassin's sparrow

Aimophila ruficeps - Rufous Crowned Sparrow (90,92MR,MY)

Amphispiza bilineata - Black-Throated Sparrow (90,92MR,MY,95MR,95MY)

Calamosiza melanocorys - Lark Bunting (90)

Cardinalis sinuatus - Pyrrhuloxia (90,92MY,95MY)

Carpodacus mexicanus - House Finch (90,92MR,MY,95MR,95MY)

Guiraca caerulea - Blue Grosbeak (95MY)

Junco hyemalis - Dark-eyed junco

Passerina versicolor - Varied Bunting (95MY)

Pipilo chlorurus - Green-tailed Towhee (92MY)

Pipilo erythrophthalmus - Rufous-Sided Towhee (90)

Pipilo fuscus - Brown (Canyon) Towhee (95MR,95MY)

Spizella atrogularis - Black-Chinned Sparrow (92MR)

Spizella breweri - Brewer's Sparrow (Apr 91, 92MR,95MR)

Spizella passerina - Chipping Sparrow (92MR,MY)

Zonotrichia leucophrys - White-crowned Sparrow (92MR,95MY)

Family Hirundinidae

Hirundo pyrrhonota - Cliff Swallow

Hirundo rustica - Barn Swallow (95MY)

Family Icteridae

Agelaius phoeniceus - Red-winged blackbird

Euphagus cyanocephalus - Brewer's blackbird (92MY,95MR,95MY)

Icterus parisorum - Scott's Oriole (90, 91,92MY,95MR,95MY)

Molothrus ater - Brown-headed cowbird (92MY,95MY)

Sturnella neglecta - Western Meadowlark

Xanthocephalus xanthophalus - Yellow-headed Blackbird

Family Laniidae

Lanius ludovicianus - Loggerhead Shrike (90, 92MR)

Family Mimidae

Mimus polyglottos - Northern Mockingbird (90,92MY,95MY)

Toxostoma dorsale - Crissal Thrasher (90,92MR,MY,95MY)

Toxostoma curvirostre - Curved-billed Thrasher

Family Motacillidae

Anthus rubescens - American Pipit (4 Apr 91)

Family Muscicapidae

Catharus guttatus (?) - Hermit Thrush (95MY, possib.).

Polioptila caerulea - Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (3 Apr 91)

Polioptila melanura - Black-tailed Gnatcatcher (90, 92MR,95MR,95MY)

Family Parulidae

Auriparus flaviceps - Verdin (90,95MR,95MY)

Dendroica coronata - Yellow-rumped Warbler (95MY)

Geothlypis trichas - Common yellowthroat

Oporornis tolmiei - MacGillivray's Warbler (95MY)

Vermivora virginiae(?) - Virginia Warbler (95MY, possib.)

Wilsonia pusilla - Wilson's Warbler (92MY)

Family Ptilogonatidae

Phainopepla melanoxantha - Phainopepla (92MY,95MY)

Family Thraupidae

Piranga ludoviciana - Western Tanager (95MY)

Piranga rubra - Summer Tanager (95MY)

Family Troglodytidae

Campylorhynchus brunneicapillum - Cactus Wren (90,92MY,95MR,95MY)

Catherpes mexicanus - Canyon Wren

Salpinctes obsoletus - Rock Wren (90,92MR,MY)

Thryomanes bewickii - Bewick's Wren (90,92MR)

Family Tyrannidae

Contopus borealis - Olive-sided Flycatcher (95MY)

Myiarchus cinerascens - Ash-Throated Flycatcher (90,92MY,95MY)

Sayornis saya - Say's Phoebe (90,95MY)

Tyrannus verticalis - Western Kingbird (92MR,MY)

Family Vireonidae

Vireo vicinior - Gray Vireo (95MR)

Vireo solitarius - Solitary Vireo

PICIFORMES

Family Picidae

Colaptes cafer - Red-shafted Flicker

Picoides villosus - Ladderbacked Woodpecker

STRIGIFORMES

Family Strigidae

Athene cunicularia - Burrowing Owl

Bubo virginianus - Great Horned Owl

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CLASS MAMMALIA

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DIDELPHIMORPHIA

Didelphidae

Didelphis virginiana (Virginia Opossum)

SORICOMORPHA

Family Soricidae

Notiosorex crawfordi (Desert Shrew)

CHIROPTERA

Family Molossidae

Tadarida brasiliensis (Brazilian Free-tailed Bat)

Family Vespertilionidae

Antrozous pallidus (Pallid Bat)

Corynorhinus townsendii (Townsend's Big-eared Bat)

Myotis californicus (California Myotis)

Myotis thysanodes (Fringe-tailed Myotis)

Parastrellus hesperus (Western Pipistrelle)

LAGOMORPHA

Family Leporidae

Sylvilagus audubonii (Desert Cottontail Rabbit)

Lepus californicus (Black-tailed Jackrabbit)

RODENTIA

Family Geomyidae

Thomomys bottae (Botta's Pocket Gopher)

Family Heteromyidae

Dipodomys merriami (Merriam's Kangaroo Rat)

Chaetodipus intermedius (Rock Pocket Mouse)

Family Cricetidae

Neotoma leucodon (White-throated Wood Rat)

Peromyscus eremicus (Cactus Mouse)

Peromyscus maniculatus (White-footed Mouse)

Reithrodontomys megalotis (Western Harvest Mouse)

Sigmodon hispidus (Hispid Cotton Rat)

Family Sciuridae

Ammospermophilus interpres (Texas Antelope Squirrel)

Otospermophilus variegatus (Rock Squirrel)

CARNIVORA

Family Canidae

Urocyon cinereoargenteus (Gray Fox)

Vulpes macrotis (Kit Fox)

Family Procyonidae

Bassariscus astutus (Ringtail)

Family Mephitidae

Spilogale gracilis (Western Spotted Skunk)

Mustelidae

Taxidea taxus (American Badger)

Family Felidae

Puma concolor (Mountain Lion, Cougar)

Lynx rufus (Bobcat)

ARTIODACTYLA

Family Cervidae

Odocoileus hemionus (Mule Deer)

Family Tayassuidae

Pecari tajacu (Collared Peccary)

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Last Update: 20 Sep 2010