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SPECIES LIST FOR BIO 109
COMMON PERENNIAL PLANTS AND ANIMALS NEAR TUCSON
[Please note that students in BIO 109 need to know just the common name,
not the scientific name that is given in parentheses on the Identification Tests.]
PLANTS: Thumbnails and Quiz

Trees

Catclaw Acacia more images
White Thorn Acacia more images
Desert Ironwood
Velvet Mesquite more images
Foothills Palo Verde more images
Blue Palo Verde more images

Shrubs

Fairy Duster more images
Desert Mistletoe more images
Jojoba
Brittlebush more images
Limberbush
Ocotillo more images
Triangle-leaf Bursage more images
Ratany more images
Creosote Bush more images
Desert Broom more images
Burroweed more images
Canyon Ragweed
Desert Senna
Sotol [Desert Spoon]

Cacti

Saguaro more images
Southwest Barrel Cactus (or Fishhook Barrel Cactus) more images
Hedgehog Cactus more images
Prickly Pear Cactus more images
Fishhook Pincushion Cactus
Chain-fruit Cholla more images
Teddybear Cholla
Staghorn Cholla more images
Christmas Cholla more images

BIRDS: Thumbnails and Quiz and Bird Songsand Aerial Map

Turkey Vulture
Harris' Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
Gambel's Quail
White-winged Dove
Mourning Dove
Inca Dove
Roadrunner
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Costa's Hummingbird
Gila Woodpecker
Gilded Flicker
Verdin
Cactus Wren
Northern Mockingbird
Curve-billed Thrasher
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher
Phainopepla
Northern Cardinal
Pyrrhuloxia
Canyon Towhee
Black-throated Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
House Finch
House Sparrow
European Starling
Great-tailed Grackle
Killdeer

ARTHROPODS: Thumbnails and Quiz (including fish/amphibians)

Bark Scorpion
Giant Hairy Scorpion
Tarantula
Black Widow
Brown Spider (or Brown Recluse)
Desert Millipede
Giant Desert Centipede
Desert Stink Beetle
Convergent Ladybird Beetle
White-lined Sphinx Moth
Pipevine Swallowtail
Tarantula Hawk
Velvet Ant
Carpenter Bee
Honey Bee
Leaf-Cutter Ant
Termites
Pallid-winged Grasshopper

Desert Clicker
Flame Skimmer
Cochineal Bug

FISH and AMPHIBIANS: Thumbnails and Quiz (including arthropods)

Desert Pupfish
Gila Topminnow

Tiger Salamander
Sonoran Desert Toad
Red-spotted Toad
Canyon Treefrog
Desert Spadefoot
Southern Spadefoot

REPTILES: Thumbnails and Quiz

Desert Tortoise
Western Banded Gecko
Zebratail Lizard
Collared Lizard
Short-horned Lizard
Regal Horned Lizard
Side-blotched Lizard
Tree Lizard
Spiny Lizards
Sonoran Spotted Whiptail
Western Whiptail
Gila Monster
Gopher Snake
Common King Snake
Blackneck Garter Snake
Coral Snake
Western Diamondback Rattlesnake
Sidewinder

MAMMALS: Thumbnails and Quiz

Lesser Long-nosed Bat
Western Pipistrelle
Desert Cottontail
Black-tailed Jackrabbit
Harris' Antelope Squirrel
Rock Squirrel
Round-tailed Ground Squirrel
Kangaroo Rats
Grasshopper Mice
White-throated Woodrat (or Packrat)
Coyote
Kit Fox
Gray Fox
Ringtail
Raccoon
Coati
Striped Skunk
Bobcat
Mountain Lion
Javelina (or Collared Peccary)
Mule Deer
White-tailed Deer
Pronghorn
Bighorn Sheep