The Environmental Groups assert that the Panoche Valley has the last intact, but unprotected, grasslands in the San Joaquin Valley and is home to many rare and endangered species including the giant kangaroo rat, the San Joaquin kit fox, and the blunt-nosed leopard lizard
The blunt-nosed leopard lizard
(Gambelia sila) has been federally listed as endangered since 1967 and listed as endangered in California since 1971 because ca.
Cope's Leopard Lizard
, Gambelia copeii (Yarrow, 1882).
According to the Forest Service, the species most at risk from oil drilling are the blunt-nosed leopard lizard
and the California condor.
Burrowing behavior has helped several endangered species--including the San Joaquin kit fox (Vulpes macrotis mutica), Tipton kangaroo rat (Dipodomys nitratoides nitratoides), and blunt-nosed leopard lizard
(Gambelia silus)--adapt to the extreme temperatures typical of this environment.
Metropolitan Bakersfield; 262,000 acres; San Joaquin kit fox, blunk-nosed leopard lizard
, Tipton kangaroo rat, Bakersfield cactus, San Joaquin wooly-threads.
5 million in 1990, they failed to inform him it was also critical habitat for three endangered species: the kangaroo rat, leopard lizard
, and San Joaquin kit fox, all of which had been driven out of surrounding irrigated fields.
The agreement protects and expands foraging habitat for the California condor, safeguards other threatened or endangered species such as the San Joaquin kit fox, the blunt-nosed leopard lizard
and the Tehachapi slender salamander.
The case concerns a massive development project in an irreplaceable area of significant ecological importance critical to the survival and recovery of highly endangered species, including the blunt-nosed leopard lizard
and the giant kangaroo rat.
Microhabitat use and home range characteristics of Blunt-nosed leopard lizards
They are commonly preyed upon by roadrunners (Geococcyx californianus), long-nose leopard lizards
(Gambelia wislizenii), and a number of snakes including the western coachwhip, (Masticophis flagellum), striped whipsnake (M.
Population ecology of blunt nosed leopard lizards
in high elevation foothill habitat.