LLELA Reptile Checklist

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Common Name

Scientific Name

Observed Abundance

TURTLES

Spiny Softshell

Apalone spiniferus

C

Common Snapping Turtle

Chelydra serpentina

C

Mississippi Mud Turtle

Kinosternon subrubrum

C

River Cooter

Pseudemys concinna

C

Common Musk Turtle

Sternotherus odoratus

U

Three-toed Box Turtle

Terrapene carolina

U

Ornate Box Turtle

Terrapene ornata

U

Red-eared Slider

Trachemys scripta

A

ALLIGATORS

American Alligator

Alligator mississippiensis

R

LIZARDS

Prairie Racerunner

Aspidoscelis sexlineatus

R

Five-lined Skink

Plestiodon fasciatus

C

Broadhead Skink

Plestiodon laticeps

C

Texas Spiny Lizard

Sceloporus olivaceus

C

Ground Skink

Scincella lateralis

A

HARMLESS SNAKES

Eastern Yellowbelly Racer

Coluber constrictor flaviventris

C

Prairie Kingsnake

Lampropeltis calligaster calligaster

R

Speckled Kingsnake

Lampropeltis getula holbrooki

U

Western Coachwhip

Masticophis flagellum testaceus

U

Blotched Water Snake

Nerodia erythrogaster transversa

C

Broad-banded Water Snake

Nerodia fasciata confluens

C

Diamondback Water Snake

Nerodia rhombifer rhombifer

C

Rough Green Snake

Opheodrys aestivus

A

Great Plains Rat Snake

Pantherophis emoryi

U

Bullsnake

Pituophis catenifer sayi

U

Graham’s Crayfish Snake

Regina grahamii

U

Texas Rat Snake

Scotophis obsoletus

A

Ground Snake

Sonora semiannulata

U

Texas Brown Snake

Storeria dekayi texana

A

Flat-headed Snake

Tantilla gracilis

U

Western Ribbon Snake

Thamnophis proximus proximus

A

Texas Garter Snake

Thamnophis sirtalis annectens

U

Lined Snake

Tropidoclonion lineatum

U

Rough Earth Snake

Virginia striatula

A

VENOMOUS SNAKES

Copperhead

Agkistrodon contortrix

C

Western Cottonmouth

Agkistrodon piscivorus leucostoma

A

Abundance Codes Key

  • A - abundant
  • C - common
  • U - uncommon
  • R - rare
  • X - accidental