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Species List

Local Amphibians:

Sirenidae
Siren intermedia – Lesser Siren

Cryptobranchidae
Cryptobranchus alleganiensis – Eastern Hellbender

Amphiumidae
Amphiuma tridactylum – Three-toed Salamander

Proteidae
Necturus maculosus – Mudpuppy

Ambystomatidae
Ambystoma jeffersonianum – Jefferson’s Salamander
Ambystoma platineum – Silvery Salamander
Ambystoma texanum – Smallmouth Salamander
Ambystoma barbouri – Streamside Salamander
Ambystoma talpoideum – Mole Salamander
Ambystoma opacum – Marbled Salamander
Ambystoma maculatum – Spotted Salamander
Ambystoma tigrinum – Eastern Tiger Salamander

Salamandridae
Notophthalmus viridescens viridescens – Red-Spotted Newt
Notophthalmus viridescens louisianensis – Central Newt

Plethodontidae
Desmognatus fuscus fuscus – Northern  Dusky Salamander
Desmognatus fuscus conanti – Spotted Dusky Salamander
Desmognathus welteri – Black Mt. Dusky Salamander
Desmognathus ochrophaeus – Mt. Dusky Salamander
Desmognathus monticola – Seal Salamander
Plethodon cinereus – Redback Salamander
Plethodon dorsalis – Eastern Zigzag Salamander
Plethodon ventralis – Southern Zigzag Salamander
Plethodon richmondi – Ravine Salamander
Plethodon glutinosus – Northern Slimy Salamander
Plethodon mississippi – Mississippi Slimy Salamander
Plethodon kentucki – Cumberland Plateau Salamander
Plethodon wehrlei – Wehrle’s Salamander
Aneides aenueus – Green Salamander
Hemidactylium scutatum – Four-Toed Salamander
Gyrinophilus porphyriticus porphyriticu – Northern Spring Salamander
Gyrinophilus porphyriticus duryi – Kentucky Spring Salamander
Pseudotriton ruber – Red Salamander
Pseudotriton montanus diastictus – Midland Mud Salamander
Eurycea cirrigera – Southern Two-Lined Salamander
Eurycea longicauda longicauda – Longtail Salamader
Eurycea lucifuga – Cave Salamander

Salamanders Outside of Kentucky:

Sirenidae
Siren lacertina – Greater Siren
Pseudobranchus striatus – Dwarf Siren

Salamandridae
Salamandra salamandra – Fire Salmander
Taricha granulosa – Rough-Skinned Newt
Triturus cristatus – Crested Newt
Paramesotriton hongkongensis – Hong Kong Newt
Pleurodeles Waltl – Ribbed Salamander

Ambystomatidae
Ambystoma annulatum – Ringed Salamander

Plethodontidae
Desmognathus quadramaculatus – Black-Bellied Salamander
Plethodon jordani – Jordan’s Salamander
Plethodon yonahlossee – Yonahlossee Salamander
Aneides lugubris – Arboreal Salamander
Ensatina eschscholtzi – Ensatina Salamander
Stereochilus marginatus – Many-Lined Salamander

Reptiles

In Kentucky
Class Reptilia
Order Chelonia (Testudines)

Family Chelydridae – Snapping Turtles
Chelydra serpentine – Snapping Turtle
Macroclemmys temminickii – Alligator Snapping Turtle

Family Kinosternidae – Stink/Mud Turtles
Sternothaerus odoratus – stinkpot
Kinosternum subrum – Mud Turtle

Family Emydidae
Terrapene Carolina – Eastern Box Turtle
Graptemys geographica – Map Turtle
Chrysemys picta – Painted Turtle
Trachemys scripta – Red Eared Turtle

Family Trionychidae – Softshell Turtles
Apalone spiniferus – Eastern Spiny Softshell

Order Squamata
Suborder Lacertilia

Family Iguanidae (Iguanas)
Sceloporus undulates hyacinthinus – Northern Fence Lizard

Family Scincidae (Skinks)
Scincella laterale – Ground Skin
Eumeces fasciatus – Five-lined Skink
Eumeces inexpectatus – Southeastern Five-Lined Skink
Eumeces laticeps – Broad-headed Skink
Eumeces anthracinus – Coal Skink

Family Teiidae
Chemidophorus sexlineatus – Six-lined racerunner

Family Anguidae
Ophisaurus attenuates longicaudus – Eastern Slender Glass Lizard

Suborder Serpentes

Family Colubridae
Nerodia sipedon – Water Snake
Nerodia cyclopion – Green Water Snake
Nerodia erythrogaster – Red-bellied Water Snake
Nerodia rhombifera – Diamond-backed Water Snake
Clonophis kirtlandii – Kirtland’s Water Snake
Regina septemvittata – Queen Snake
Storeria dekayii – Brown Snake
Storeria occipitomaculata – Red-belled Snake
Thamnophis sirtalis – Garter Snake
Thamnophis sauritis – Eastern Ribbon Snake
Virginia valeria – Earth Snake
Heterodon platyrhinos – Eastern Hognose
Diadophis punctatus – Ringneck Snake
Carphophis amoenus – Worm Snake
Farancia abacura – Western Mud Snake
Coluber constrictor – Black Racer
Masticophis flagellum – Eastern Coachwhip
Ophedrys aestivus – Eastern Rough Green Snake
Elaphe guttata – Corn Snake
Elaphe Obsoleta – Rat Snake
Pituophis melanoleucus – Northern Pine Snake
Lampropeltis getula niger – Black Kingsnake
Lampropeltis caligaster – Prairie Kingsnake
Lampropeltis triangulum – Milk Snake
Lampropeltis triangulum elapsoides – Kingsnake
Cemphora coccinea – Scarlet snake
Tantilla coronata – Southeastern Crowned Snake

Family Viperidae
Agkistrodon contortrix – Copperhead
Agkistrodon piscivorous – Cottonmouth
Crotalus horridus – Timber Rattlesnake
Sistrurus miliarius – Pigmy Rattlesnake

Outside of Kentucky
Order Squamata
Suborder Lacertilia

Family Gekkonidae
Gecko gecko – Tokay Gecko
Hemidactylus turcicus – Mediterranean Gecko

Family Iguanidae
Iguana iguana –
Anolis carolinensis – Green anole
Anolis sagrei – Brown anole
Dipsosaurus dorsalis – Desert Iguana
Crotaphytus collaris – Collared Lizard
Phrynosoma cornatum – Horned Lizard

Family Agamidae (Old World Iguanas)
Agama –
Uromastyx –
Draco –

Family Anguidae
Ophisaurus ventralis – Eastern Glass Lizard
Elgaria multicarinatus – Alligator Lizard

Family Chamaeleonidae – Chameleons
Chamaelo jacksoni – Jackson’s Chameleon

Family Gerrhosauridae
Gerrhosaurus flavigularis – Yellow-throated Plated Lizard

Family Varanidae – Monitor Lizards
Varanus –

Family Amphisbaenidae – Worm Lizards
Rhineura floridana – Florida Worm Lizard

In Kentucky
Class Reptilia
Order Chelonia (Testudines)
Family Chelydridae – Snapping Turtles
Chelydra serpentine – Snapping Turtle
Macroclemmys temminickii – Alligator Snapping Turtle
Family Kinosternidae – Stink/Mud Turtles
Sternothaerus odoratus – stinkpot
Kinosternum subrum – Mud Turtle
Family Emydidae
Terrapene Carolina – Eastern Box Turtle
Graptemys geographica – Map Turtle
Chrysemys picta – Painted Turtle
Trachemys scripta – Red Eared Turtle
Family Trionychidae – Softshell Turtles
Apalone spiniferus – Eastern Spiny Softshell
Order Squamata
Suborder Lacertilia
Family Iguanidae (Iguanas)
Sceloporus undulates hyacinthinus – Northern Fence Lizard
Family Scincidae (Skinks)
Scincella laterale – Ground Skin
Eumeces fasciatus – Five-lined Skink
Eumeces inexpectatus – Southeastern Five-Lined Skink
Eumeces laticeps – Broad-headed Skink
Eumeces anthracinus – Coal Skink
Family Teiidae
Chemidophorus sexlineatus – Six-lined racerunner
Family Anguidae
Ophisaurus attenuates longicaudus – Eastern Slender Glass Lizard
Suborder Serpentes
Family Colubridae
Nerodia sipedon – Water Snake
Nerodia cyclopion – Green Water Snake
Nerodia erythrogaster – Red-bellied Water Snake
Nerodia rhombifera – Diamond-backed Water Snake
Clonophis kirtlandii – Kirtland’s Water Snake
Regina septemvittata – Queen Snake
Storeria dekayii – Brown Snake
Storeria occipitomaculata – Red-belled Snake
Thamnophis sirtalis – Garter Snake
Thamnophis sauritis – Eastern Ribbon Snake
Virginia valeria – Earth Snake
Heterodon platyrhinos – Eastern Hognose
Diadophis punctatus – Ringneck Snake
Carphophis amoenus – Worm Snake
Farancia abacura – Western Mud Snake
Coluber constrictor – Black Racer
Masticophis flagellum – Eastern Coachwhip
Ophedrys aestivus – Eastern Rough Green Snake
Elaphe guttata – Corn Snake
Elaphe Obsoleta – Rat Snake
Pituophis melanoleucus – Northern Pine Snake
Lampropeltis getula niger – Black Kingsnake
Lampropeltis caligaster – Prairie Kingsnake
Lampropeltis triangulum – Milk Snake
Lampropeltis triangulum elapsoides – Kingsnake
Cemphora coccinea – Scarlet snake
Tantilla coronata – Southeastern Crowned Snake
Family Viperidae
Agkistrodon contortrix – Copperhead
Agkistrodon piscivorous – Cottonmouth
Crotalus horridus – Timber Rattlesnake
Sistrurus miliarius – Pigmy Rattlesnake
Outside of Kentucky
Order Squamata
Suborder Lacertilia
Family Gekkonidae
Gecko gecko – Tokay Gecko
Hemidactylus turcicus – Mediterranean Gecko
Family Iguanidae
Iguana iguana –
Anolis carolinensis – Green anole
Anolis sagrei – Brown anole
Dipsosaurus dorsalis – Desert Iguana
Crotaphytus collaris – Collared Lizard
Phrynosoma cornatum – Horned Lizard
Family Agamidae (Old World Iguanas)
Agama –
Uromastyx –
Draco –
Family Anguidae
Ophisaurus ventralis – Eastern Glass Lizard
Elgaria multicarinatus – Alligator Lizard
Family Chamaeleonidae – Chameleons
Chamaelo jacksoni – Jackson’s Chameleon
Family Gerrhosauridae
Gerrhosaurus flavigularis – Yellow-throated Plated Lizard
Family Varanidae – Monitor Lizards
Varanus –
Family Amphisbaenidae – Worm Lizards
Rhineura floridana – Florida Worm Lizard

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