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Amphibian and Reptile Species List

(last updated January 2016)

Witnessing Wildlife at rare

When visiting rare, please remember to remain on walking trails so as not to intrude upon wildlife habitat and to give others viewing opportunities. Patience will be required to see much of the rare wildlife.


Former Land Management Coordinator, Laura Robson, holds a Salamander in her hands. Photo by Holly Dodds.


  • Blue-Spotted Salamander (Ambystoma laterale)
  • Blue-Spotted/Jefferson Complex (Ambystoma laterale/Ambystoma jeffersonianum)
  • Four-toed Salamander (Hemidactylium scutatum)
  • Red-backed Salamander (Plethodon cinereus)
  • Spotted Salamander (Ambystoma maculatum)
  • American Toad (Bufo americanus)
  • Bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana)
  • Gray Tree Frog (Hyla versicolor)
  • Green Frog (Rana clamitans)
  • Northern Leopard Frog (Rana pipiens)
  • Spring Peeper (Pseudacris crucifer)
  • Striped Chorus Frog (Pseudacris triseriata)
  • Wood Frog (Rana sylvatica)


  • Common Snapping Turtle (Cheldyra serpentine)

    Smooth Green Snake. Photo by Mike Weissmann
    Smooth Green Snake. Photo by Mike Weissmann.
  • Midland Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta)
  • Brown Snake (Storeria dekayi)
  • Eastern Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis)
  • Eastern Milk Snake (Lampropeltis triangulum triangulum)
  • Smooth Green Snake (Opheodrys vernalis)
  • Red Belly Snake (Storeria occipitomaculata)
  • Northern Watersnake (Nerodia sipedon sipedon)

-photo by J. Quinn

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