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Pennsylvania Native Reptile & Amphibian Species

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AMPHIBIANS
SALAMANDERS – Order Caudata
  spacer Common Name Scientific Name PA Status
spacer Giant Salamanders - Family Cryptobranchidae
    Eastern Hellbender Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis S
spacer Mudpuppy Salamanders - Family Proteidae
    Common Mudpuppy Necturus maculosus maculosus S
spacer Mole Salamanders - Family Ambystomatidae
    Jefferson Salamander Ambystoma jeffersonianum S
    Blue-spotted Salamander Ambystoma laterale E
    Spotted Salamander Ambystoma maculatum A
    Marbled Salamander Ambystoma opacum S
spacer Newts - Family Salamandridae
    Red-Spotted Newt Notophthalmus viridescens viridescens A
spacer Lungless Salamanders - Family Plethodontidae
    Green Salamander Aneides aeneus T
    Northern Dusky Salamander Desmognathus fuscus A
    Seal Salamander Desmognathus monticola A
    Allegheny Mountain Dusky Salamander Desmognathus ochrophaeus A
    Northern Two-lined Salamander Eurycea bislineata A
    Eastern Long-tailed Salamander Eurycea longicauda longicauda A
    Northern Spring Salamander Gyrinophilus porphyriticus porphyriticus A
    Four-toed Salamander Hemidactylium scutatum A
    Eastern Red-backed Salamander Plethodon cinereus A
    Northern Slimy Salamander Plethodon glutinosus A
    Valley and Ridge Salamander Plethodon hoffmani S
    Wehrle's Salamander Plethodon wehrlei A
    Northern Ravine Salamander Plethodon electromorphus S
    Eastern Mud Salamander Pseudotriton montanus montanus E
    Northern Red Salamander Pseudotriton ruber ruber A
FROGS AND TOADS – Order Salientia
  spacer Common Name Scientific Name PA Status
spacer Spadefoots - Family Pelobatidae
    Eastern Spadefoot Scaphiopus holbrookii E
spacer Toads - Family Bufonidae
    Eastern American Toad Anaxyrus americanus americanus A
    Fowler's Toad Anaxyrus fowleri S
spacer Treefrogs - Family Hylidae
    Eastern Cricket Frog Acris crepitans E
    Cope's Gray Treefrog Hyla chrysoscelis S
    Gray Treefrog Hyla versicolor A
    Mountain Chorus Frog Pseudacris brachyphona S
    Spring Peeper Pseudacris crucifer A
    Upland Chorus Frog Pseudacris feriarum S
    New Jersey Chorus Frog Pseudacris kalmi E
    Western Chorus Frog Pseudacris triseriata S
spacer True Frogs - Family Ranidae
    American Bullfrog Lithobates catesbeianus A
    Green Frog Lithobates clamitans A
    Atlantic Coast Leopard Frog Lithobates kauffeldi E
    Pickerel Frog Lithobates palustris A
    Northern Leopard Frog Lithobates pipiens S
    Coastal Plains Leopard Frog Lithobates sphenocephalus utricularius E
    Wood Frog Lithobates sylvaticus A

REPTILES
TURTLES – Order Testudines
  spacer Common Name Scientific Name PA Status
spacer Snapping Turtles - Family Chelydridae
    Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina A
spacer Musk and Mud Turtles - Family Kinosternidae
    Southeastern Mud Turtle Kinosternon subrubrum subrubrum E
    Eastern Musk Turtle Sternotherus odoratus A
spacer Pond, Marsh and Box Turtles - Family Emydidae
    Midland Painted Turtle Chrysemys picta marginata A
    Eastern Painted Turtle Chrysemys picta picta A
    Spotted Turtle Clemmys guttata S
    Wood Turtle Glyptemys insculpta S
    Bog Turtle Glyptemys muhlenbergii E
    Blanding's Turtle Emydoidea blandingii C
    Northern Map Turtle Graptemys geographica A
    Northern Red-bellied Cooter Pseudemys rubriventris T
    Woodland Box Turtle Terrapene carolina carolina S
spacer Softshell Turtles - Family Trionychidae
    Eastern Spiny Softshell Apalone spinifera spinifera A
LIZARDS – Order Squamata
  spacer Common Name Scientific Name PA Status
spacer Lizards - Family Phrynosomatidae
    Eastern Fence Lizard Sceloporus undulatus   S
spacer Skinks - Family Scincidae
    Northern Coal Skink Plestiodon anthracinus anthracinus S
    Common Five-lined Skink Plestiodon fasciatus A
    Broad-headed Skink Plestiodon laticeps C
SNAKES – Order Squamata
  spacer Common Name Scientific Name PA Status
spacer Colubrid Snakes - Family Colubridae
    Eastern Wormsnake Carphophis amoenus amoenus S
    Kirtland's Snake Clonophis kirtlandii E
    Northern Black Racer Coluber constrictor constrictor A
    Northern Ring-necked Snake Diadophis punctatus edwardsii A
    Eastern Ratsnake Pantherophis alleghaniensis A
    Eastern Hog-nosed Snake Heterodon platirhinos S
    Eastern Milksnake Lampropeltis triangulum A
    Northern Watersnake  Nerodia sipedon sipedon A
    Northern Rough Greensnake Opheodrys aestivus aestivus E
    Queensnake Regina septemvittata S
    Dekay's Brownsnake Storeria dekayi A
    Red-bellied Snake Storeria occipitomaculata A
    Short-headed Gartersnake Thamnophis brachystoma S
    Eastern Ribbonsnake Thamnophis sauritus S
    Eastern Gartersnake  Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis A
    Eastern Smooth Earthsnake Virginia valeriae valeriae S
    Mountain Earthsnake Virginia valeriae pulchra S
    Smooth Greensnake Opheodrys vernalis S
spacer Pit Vipers - Family Viperidae
    Eastern Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix S
    Timber Rattlesnake Crotalus horridus C
    Eastern Massasauga Sistrurus catenatus E

Legend

A=Abundant
C=Candidate Species
E=Endangered Species
S=Species of special concern, rare, not common due to one or more of the following factors:

range restriction,
population decline,
limited distribution,
direct threats from habitat alteration,
collection

T=Threatened Species


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