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Table Bc03: Reptiles found in the Sac River basin

Table Bc03: Reptiles found in the Sac River basin.
Common Name Scientific Name Range
Common snapping turtle Chelydra serpentina serpentina Basin-wide
Stinkpot Sternotherus odoratus Basin-wide
Western painted turtle Chrysemys picta bellii Basin-wide
Map turtle Graptemys geographica Basin-wide
Mississippi map turtle Graptemys kohnii Basin-wide
Ouachita map turtle Graptemys pseudogeographica ouachitensis Basin-wide
Missouri River cooter Pseudemys concinna metteri Hickory, Polk, Greene, Lawrence, Dade, Cedar, Barton, Christian
Three-toed box turtle Terrapene carolina triunguis Basin-wide
Ornate box turtle Terrapene ornata ornata Basin-wide
Red-eared slider Trachemys scripta elegans Basin-wide
Midland smooth softshell Trionyx muticus muticus Basin-wide
Western spiny softshell Trionyx spinifer hartwegi Basin-wide
Eastern collared lizard Crotaphytus collaris collaris Basin-wide
Northern fence lizard Sceloporus undulatus hyacinthinus Basin-wide
Southern coal skink Eumeces anthracinus pluvialis Basin-wide
Five-lined skink Eumeces fasciatus Basin-wide
Broadhead skink Eumeces laticeps Basin-wide
Great Plains skink Eumeces obsoletus Barton, Vernon
Ground skink Scincella lateralis Basin-wide
Prairie-lined racerunner Cnemidophorus sexlineatus viridus Basin-wide
Western slender glass lizard Ophisaurus attenuatus attenuatus Basin-wide
Western worm snake Carphophis amoenus vermis Basin-wide
Eastern yellowbelly racer Coluber constrictor flaviventris Basin-wide
Prairie ringneck snake Diadophis punctatus arnyi Basin-wide
Great Plains rat snake Elaphe guttata emoryi Basin-wide
Black rat snake Elaphe obsoleta obsoleta Basin-wide
Eastern hognose snake Heterodon platyrhinos Basin-wide
Prairie kingsnake Lampropeltis calligaster calligaster Basin-wide
Speckled kingsnake Lampropeltis getulus holbrooki Basin-wide
Red milk snake Lampropeltis triangulum syspila Basin-wide
Eastern coachwhip Masticophis flagellum flagellum Basin-wide
Blotched water snake Nerodia erythrogaster transversa Lawrence, Barton, Vernon, Cedar, Dade, St. Clair, Polk, Hickory
Diamondback water snake Nerodia rhombifer rhombifer Lawrence, Barton, Vernon, Cedar, Dade, St. Clair, Polk, Hickory
Midland water snake Nerodia sipedon pleuralis Greene, Lawrence, Dade
Northern water snake Nerodia sipedon sipedon Basin-wide
Rough green snake Opheodrys aestivus Basin-wide
Bullsnake Pituophis melanoleucas sayi Basin-wide
Graham's crayfish snake Regina grahamii Barton, Vernon, Cedar, Dade, St. Clair, Polk
Ground snake Sonora semiannulata Basin-wide
Midland brown snake Storeria dekayi wrightorum Dade, Polk, Greene, Lawrence, Christian
Texas brown snake Storeria dekayi texana Basin-wide
Northern redbelly snake Storeria occipitomaculata occipitomaculata Basin-wide
Flathead snake Tantilla gracilis Basin-wide
Western ribbon snake Thamnophis proximus proximus Basin-wide
Eastern garter snake Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis Christian, Greene, Lawrence
Red-sided garter snake Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis Basin-wide
Central lined snake Tropidoclonion lineatum annectens Barton, Vernon, Cedar, Dade, St. Clair, Polk, Hickory
Rough earth snake Virginia striatula Basin-wide
Western earth snake Virginia valeriae elegans Basin-wide
Osage copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix phaeogaster Basin-wide
Southern copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix contortrix Greene, Christian, Lawrence
Western cottonmouth Agkistrodon piscivorus leucostoma Cedar, Hickory, Dade, St. Clair, Polk, Greene, Christian, Lawrence
Timber rattlesnake Crotalus horridus Basin-wide

Source: Johnson (1987).

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