Long-nosed Leopard Lizard

The Long-nosed Leopard Lizard, Gambelia wislizenii, is a large predatory member of the Collared lizard family. Their range extends over most of the western United States and into northern Mexico. The epithet wislizenii is in honor of the German-American surgeon and naturalist Frederick Adolph Wislizenius, who caught the first specimen near Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The Long-nosed Leopard Lizard is a large lizard with a large head, long snout, and long round tail. Females, measuring about 5.8 inches in length, are larger than males. Male lizards average about 4.8 inches. This species has a white, gray, or cream color with irregular brown r dark gray spots covering the head and body.