Table Bc06: Reptiles Found in the Elk River Basin

Table Bc06: Reptiles Found in the Elk River Basin

Common Name Scientific Name Range
Common snapping turtle Chelydra serpentina serpentina Basinwide
Alligator snapping turtle Macroclemys temminckii Basinwide
Yellow mud turtle Kinosternon flavescens Basinwide
Stinkpot Sternotherus odoratus Basinwide
Western painted turtle Chrysemys picta bellii Basinwide
Map turtle Graptemys geographica Basinwide
Mississippi map turtle Graptemys kohnii Basinwide
Ouachita map turtle Graptemys pseudogeographica ouachitensis Basinwide
Missouri River cooter Pseudemys concinna metteri Basinwide
Three-toed box turtle Terrapene carolina triunguis Basinwide
Ornate box turtle Terrapene ornata ornata Basinwide
Red-eared slider Trachemys scripta elegans Basinwide
Midland smooth softshell Trionyx muticus muticus Basinwide
Western spiny softshell Trionyx spinifer hartwegi Basinwide
Eastern collared lizard Crotaphytus collaris collaris Basinwide
Texas horned lizard Phrynosoma cornutum Basinwide
Northern fence lizard Sceloporus undulatus hyacinthinus Basinwide
Southern coal skink Eumeces anthracinus pluvialis Basinwide
Five-lined skink Eumeces fasciatus Basinwide
Broadhead skink Eumeces laticeps Basinwide
Great Plains skink Eumeces obsoletus Basinwide
Ground skink Scincella lateralis Basinwide
Prairie-lined racerunner Cnemidophorus sexlineatus viridus Basinwide
Western slender glass lizard Ophisaurus attenuatus attenuatus Basinwide
Western worm snake Carphophis amoenus vermis Basinwide
Eastern yellowbelly racer Coluber constrictor flaviventris Basinwide
Prairie ringneck snake Diadophis punctatus arnyi Basinwide
Great Plains rat snake Elaphe guttata emoryi Basinwide
Black rat snake Elaphe obsoleta obsoleta Basinwide
Eastern hognose snake Heterodon platyrhinos Basinwide
Prairie kingsnake Lampropeltis calligaster calligaster Basinwide
Speckled kingsnake Lampropeltis getulus holbrooki Basinwide
Red milk snake Lampropeltis triangulum syspila Basinwide
Eastern coachwhip Masticophis flagellum flagellum Basinwide
Blotched water snake Nerodia erythrogaster transversa Basinwide
Diamondback water snake Nerodia rhombifer rhombifer Basinwide
Midland water snake Nerodia sipedon pleuralis Basinwide
Rough green snake Opheodrys aestivus Basinwide
Bullsnake Pituophis melanoleucas sayi Basinwide
Graham’s crayfish snake Regina grahamii Western counties of the basin
Ground snake Sonora semiannulata Basinwide
Midland brown snake Storeria dekayi wrightorum Eastern counties of the basin
Texas brown snake Storeria dekayi texana Basinwide
Northern redbelly snake Storeria occipitomaculata occipitomaculata Basinwide
Flathead snake Tantilla gracilis Basinwide
Western ribbon snake Thamnophis proximus proximus Basinwide
Eastern garter snake Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis Basinwide
Red-sided garter snake Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis Western counties of the basin
Central lined snake Tropidoclonion lineatum annectens Newton County
Rough earth snake Virginia striatula Basinwide
Western earth snake Virginia valeriae elegans Basinwide
Osage copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix phaeogaster Northwest counties of the basin
Southern copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix contortrix Basinwide
Western cottonmouth Agkistrodon piscivorus leucostoma Basinwide
Timber rattlesnake Crotalus horridus Basinwide
Western pygmy rattlesnake Sistrurus miliarius streckeri Southern counties of the basin

Source: Johnson (1987).

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