LLELA Reptile Checklist

 

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