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Species Checklist

To the best of our current knowledge, there are 35 species of reptiles and amphibians in the five counties that make up the Model Forest.


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Kingdom: Animalia, Animals
Phylum: Chordata, Chordates
Subphylum: Vertebrata, Vertebrates
Class: Reptilia

Reptiles


SNAKES [Top of Page]

DeKay's Brownsnake (DeKay's Snake, Brown Snake)** map-out icon_camera-out
Storeria dekayi
Eastern Gartersnake (Common Gartersnake)** map-out icon_camera-out
Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis
Gray Ratsnake* (Eastern Ratsnake, Black Ratsnake)** map-out icon_camera-out
Pantherophis spiloides (Elaphe spiloides, Elaphe obsoleta)**
Milksnake* (Eastern Milk Snake)** map-out icon_camera-out
Lampropeltis triangulum
Northern Ribbonsnake* (Eastern Ribbonsnake)** map-out icon_camera-out
Thamnophis sauritus septentrionalis
Northern Ring-neck Snake (Ringneck(ed) Snake)** map-out icon_camera-out
Diadophis punctatus edwardsi
Northern Watersnake map-out icon_camera-out
Nerodia sipedon sipedon
Red-bellied Snake (Redbelly Snake)** map-out icon_camera-out
Storeria occipitomaculata
Smooth Greensnake map-out icon_camera-out
Opheodrys vernalis (Liochlorophis vernalis)**


LIZARDS

Five-lined Skink* map-out icon_camera-out
Plestiodon fasciatus (Eumeces fasciatus)**


TURTLES [Top of Page]

Blanding's Turtle* map-out icon_camera-out
Emydoidea blandingii
Eastern Musk Turtle* (Stinkpot, Common Musk Turtle)** map-out icon_camera-out
Sternotherus odoratus
Midland Painted Turtle map-out icon_camera-out
Chrysemys picta marginata
Northern Map Turtle* map-out icon_camera-out
Graptemys geographica
Red-eared Slider*** (Pond Slider)** map-out icon_camera-out
Trachemys scripta elegans
Snapping Turtle* (Snapper)** map-out icon_camera-out
Chelydra serpentina
Spiny Softshell* map-out icon_camera-out
Apalone spinifera
Spotted Turtle* map-out icon_camera-out
Clemmys guttata


Kingdom: Animalia, Animals
Phylum: Chordata, Chordates
Subphylum: Vertebrata, Vertebrates
Class: Amphibia

Amphibians


FROGS & TOADS [Top of Page]

American Bullfrog map-out icon_camera-out
Lithobates catesbeianus (Rana catesbeiana)**
American Toad map-out icon_camera-out
Anaxyrus americanus (Bufo americanus)**
Gray Treefrog (Tetraploid Gray Treefrog)** map-out icon_camera-out
Hyla versicolor
Green Frog map-out icon_camera-out
Lithobates clamitans (Rana clamitans)**
Mink Frog map-out icon_camera-out
Lithobates septentrionalis (Rana septentrionalis)**
Northern Leopard Frog map-out icon_camera-out
Lithobates pipiens (Rana pipiens)**
Pickerel Frog map-out icon_camera-out
Lithobates palustris (Rana palustris)**
Spring Peeper map-out icon_camera-out
Pseudacris crucifer (Hyla crucifer)**
Western Chorus Frog* (Midland Chorus Frog)** map-out icon_camera-out
Pseudacris triseriata
Wood Frog map-out icon_camera-out
Lithobates sylvaticus (Rana sylvatica)**


SALAMANDERS [Top of Page]

Blue-spotted Salamander map-out icon_camera-out
Ambystoma laterale
Eastern Newt (Red-spotted Newt)** map-out icon_camera-out
Notophthalmus viridescens viridescens
Eastern Red-backed Salamander map-out icon_camera-out
Plethodon cinereus
Four-toed Salamander map-out icon_camera-out
Hemidactylium scutatum
Mudpuppy map-out icon_camera-out
Necturus maculosus
Northern Two-lined Salamander map-out icon_camera-out
Eurycea bislineata
Spotted Salamander map-out icon_camera-out
Ambystoma maculatum


* orange text = species at risk
** (bracketed) names are alternate names for the same species
*** the slider is not native to Canada

Source for current species names:
Crothers, B.I.(ed), 2008. Scientific and Standard English Names of Amphibians and Reptiles of North America North of Mexico, pp.1-84. SSAR Herpetological Circular 37.

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Assistance for this project was provided by the Ministry of Natural Resources

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The Government of Canada Habitat Stewardship Program for Species at Risk

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This project is supported by Ontario Nature

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