We report the discovery of established populations of Cnemidophorus neomexicanus in the Salt Lake City area. These are the 1st records of this species in Utah and in the Great Basin and are far from all other known populations of the species. We conclude that C. neomexicanus was introduced in the Salt Lake City area, perhaps within the last 30 years.
Oliver, George V. and Wright, John W.
"The New Mexico whiptail, Cnemidophorus neomexicanus (Squamata: Teiidae), in the Great Basin of north central Utah,"
Western North American Naturalist: Vol. 67:
3, Article 14.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/wnan/vol67/iss3/14