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A Survey of the Herpetofauna of the Comanche National Grasslands in Southeastern Colorado

Appendix 5

County records and range extensions for amphibians and reptiles
in southeastern Colorado, 1995-1997

Published and in press in Herpetological Review


To be published in Herpetological Review Volume 29(1), 1998

Anura

SCAPHIOPUS COUCHI (Couch's Spadefoot Toad) USA: COLORADO: Otero Co., AOR Co. Rd. 2, 2.4 mi S jct Co. Rd. KK. 24 August 1997. Verified by Hobart M. Smith and David Chiszar. UNC-MNH Photograph#27. This specimen represents a range extension of approximately 40 miles northwest of known Colorado populations (Livo, L. et al., , 1996, Herpetological Microbiogeography of Colorado II: Documented and Potential County Records. Publ. Colorado Herpetol. Soc.).

Submitted by Chad Montgomery, James Sifert, Ben Hill, Theresa Childers, Jerry D. Manzer, Enoch Bergman and Stephen P. Mackessy, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado, 80639, USA.

Testudines

CHELYDRA SERPENTINA SERPENTINA (Snapping Turtle) USA: COLORADO: Kiowa Co., Adobe Creek beneath Co. Rd. E, 1.4 mi E jct Hwy 96. 11 May 1997. Verified by Hobart M. Smith and David Chiszar. UNC-MNH Photograph#22. First county record (Livo, L. et al., , 1996, Herpetological Microbiogeography of Colorado II: Documented and Potential County Records. Publ. Colorado Herpetol. Soc.).

Submitted by Justin Hobert, Chad Montgomery, Theresa Childers, Jerry D. Manzer, Enoch Bergman, James Sifert, Ben Hill and Stephen P. Mackessy, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado, 80639, USA.

Lacertilia/Sauria

PHRYNOSOMA CORNUTUM (Texas Horned Lizard) USA: COLORADO: Pueblo Co., DOR Co. Rd. 10 0.2 mi NE Co. Rd. 707 (Pipeline Rd.). 24 August 1997. Verified by Hobart M. Smith and David Chiszar. UNC-MNH #797. First county record (Livo, L. et al., , 1996, Herpetological Microbiogeography of Colorado II: Documented and Potential County Records. Publ. Colorado Herpetol. Soc.).

Submitted by Chad Montgomery, Theresa Childers, Jerry D. Manzer, Enoch Bergman, James Sifert, Ben Hill and Stephen P. Mackessy, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado, 80639, USA.

PHRYNOSOMA DOUGLASSII (Short-horned Lizard) USA: COLORADO: Kiowa Co., DOR Co. Rd. E 0.2 mi E jct Co. Hwy. 96 (N: 38 19.434'; W: 103 20.611'). 15 August 1997. Verified by Hobart M. Smith and David Chiszar. UNC-MNH #767. First county record (Livo, L. et al., , 1996, Herpetological Microbiogeography of Colorado II: Documented and Potential County Records. Publ. Colorado Herpetol. Soc.).

Submitted by Enoch Bergman, Ben Hill, Chad Montgomery, Theresa Childers, Jerry D. Manzer, James Sifert and Stephen P. Mackessy, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado, 80639, USA.

Serpentes

ELAPHE GUTTATUS EMORYI (Great Plains Rat Snake) USA: COLORADO: Prowers Co., AOR Co. Rd. 13, 0.1 mi N Baca Co. line. 3 June 1997. Verified by Hobart M. Smith and David Chiszar. UNC-MNH Photograph#23. This adult specimen represents a southeast range extension of approximately 35 miles, northwestern extension of 40 miles. A hatchling second specimen (COLORADO: Baca Co., on canyon wall east side of Co. Rd. 30 at Two Buttes Dam; 23 September 1997) was found within 1.0 mile of the first specimen (Livo, L. et al., , 1996, Herpetological Microbiogeography of Colorado II: Documented and Potential County Records. Publ. Colorado Herpetol. Soc.).

Submitted by Chad Montgomery, LeeAnn Compton, Theresa Childers, Enoch Bergman, Jerry D. Manzer, James Sifert, Ben Hill and Stephen P. Mackessy, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado, 80639, USA.

ELAPHE OBSOLETUS LINDHEIMERI (Texas Rat Snake) USA: COLORADO: Kiowa Co., DOR Hwy 287 1.6 mi S jct Co. Rd. N (N 38 25.046'; W 102 43.763'). First state record (Livo, L. et al., , 1996, Herpetological Microbiogeography of Colorado II: Documented and Potential County Records. Publ. Colorado Herpetol. Soc.) . Verified by Hobart M. Smith and David Chiszar. UNC-MNH #848. This specimen represents a range extension of approximately 200 miles from Kansas populations of Elaphe obsoleta and approximately 180 miles from Oklahoma populations of E. o. lindheimeri.

Submitted by Chad Montgomery, Theresa Childers, Jerry D. Manzer, Enoch Bergman, James Sifert, Ben Hill and Stephen P. Mackessy, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado, 80639, USA.

LAMPROPELTIS GETULUS HOLBROOKI/SPLENDIDA (Speckled/Sonoran King Snake) USA: COLORADO: Bent Co., DOR Co. Rd. 24, 0.1 mi S jct Hwy 50. 16 August 1997. Verified by Hobart M. Smith and David Chiszar. UNC-MNH#765. First county record (Livo, L. et al., , 1996, Herpetological Microbiogeography of Colorado II: Documented and Potential County Records. Publ. Colorado Herpetol. Soc.). An additional specimen (UNC-MNH#611; USA: COLORADO: Otero Co., DOR Co. Hwy. 109 0.1 mi N jct Co. Rd. Y; N: 37 55.416', W: 103 32.403; 2 June 1997) was also recovered, confirming the natural presence of this species in Otero County. All specimens taken in eastern Colorado have occurred south of the Arkansas River drainage.

Submitted by Enoch Bergman, Chad Montgomery, Theresa Childers, Jerry D. Manzer, James Sifert, Ben Hill and Stephen P. Mackessy, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado, 80639, USA.

LAMPROPELTIS TRIANGULUM GENTILIS (Plains Milk Snake) USA: COLORADO: Crowley Co., DOR Hwy. 96 2.9 mi W jct Co. Rd. 27 (N: 38 14.499', W: 103 37.645'). 2 June 1997. Verified by Hobart M. Smith and David Chiszar. UNC-MNH#582. First county record (Livo, L. et al., , 1996, Herpetological Microbiogeography of Colorado II: Documented and Potential County Records. Publ. Colorado Herpetol. Soc.).

Submitted by Enoch Bergman, Chad Montgomery, Theresa Childers, Jerry D. Manzer, James Sifert, Ben Hill and Stephen P. Mackessy, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado, 80639, USA.

LAMPROPELTIS TRIANGULUM GENTILIS (Plains Milk Snake) USA: COLORADO: Baca Co., AOR NW corner Co. Rd. 45 and Co. Rd. G (N:37 04' 37.96", W: 102 16' 25.19". 11 May 1997. Adult pair found beneath tin. Verified by Hobart M. Smith and David Chiszar. UNC-MNH Photograph#25. Southern range extension of approximately 25 miles (Livo, L. et al., , 1996, Herpetological Microbiogeography of Colorado II: Documented and Potential County Records. Publ. Colorado Herpetol. Soc.).

Submitted by Chad Montgomery, Theresa Childers, Enoch Bergman, Jerry D. Manzer, James Sifert, Ben Hill and Stephen P. Mackessy, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado, 80639, USA.

LAMPROPELTIS TRIANGULUM GENTILIS (Plains Milk Snake) USA: COLORADO: Las Animas Co., live under log on side of Co. Rd. 18.2, 1.0 mi S jct Co. Rd. 193.7 (N: 37 07.181', W: 103 17.975'). 24 September 1997. Verified by Hobart M. Smith and David Chiszar. UNC-MNH Photograph#26. This specimen represents a southern range extension of approximately 60 miles and a northern extension from New Mexico populations of approximately 50 miles (Livo, L. et al., 1996, Herpetological Microbiogeography of Colorado II: Documented and Potential County Records. Publ. Colorado Herpetol. Soc.).

Submitted by Chad Montgomery, Theresa Childers, Enoch Bergman, Jerry D. Manzer, James Sifert, Ben Hill and Stephen P. Mackessy, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado, 80639, USA.

RHINOCHEILUS LECONTEI TESSELLATUS (Longnose Snake) USA: COLORADO: Prowers Co., DOR Co. Rd. B.5, 2.1 mi W jct Co. Rd. 11 (N: 37 39.928', W: 102 36.263'). 23 June 1997. Verified by Hobart M. Smith and David Chiszar. UNC-MNH#854. Range extension; closest known localities are approximately 25 miles north and 25 miles south (Livo, L. et al., 1996, Herpetological Microbiogeography of Colorado II: Documented and Potential County Records. Publ. Colorado Herpetol. Soc.).

Submitted by Chad Montgomery, Theresa Childers, Enoch Bergman, Jerry D. Manzer, James Sifert, Ben Hill and Stephen P. Mackessy, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado, 80639, USA.

SISTRURUS CATENATUS EDWARDSI (Desert Massasauga) USA: COLORADO: Baca Co., DOR Co. Rd. 12, 1.2 mi S jct Co Rd. JJ (N 3726' 17.60"; W 10251' 24.25"). 10 May 1997. Verified by Hobart M. Smith and David Chiszar. UNC-MNH #516. Three additional specimens (USA: COLORADO: Baca Co., AOR Co. Rd. RR 0.2 mi E jct Co. Rd. 12, 13 August 1997; Baca Co., DOR Co. Rd. 12, 2.4 mi N jct Co. Rd. MM, 10 September 1997, UNC-MNH #801; Baca Co., AOR Co. Rd. 12, 2.7 mi S jct Co. Rd. MM, 7 October 1997) was recovered in the same general area, indicating that a small population of massasaugas still exists in Baca County; these localities represent a range extension of approximately 30 miles. This species is threatened by habitat conversion and persecution in much of its range; the most recent previous record of this species in Baca Co., Colorado is from 1882 (see Mackessy et al., 1996, Herp. Review ). Recent county record (Livo, L. et al., 1996, Herpetological Microbiogeography of Colorado II: Documented and Potential County Records. Publ. Colorado Herpetol. Soc.).

Submitted by Chad Montgomery, Theresa Childers, Enoch Bergman, Jerry D. Manzer, James Sifert, Ben Hill and Stephen P. Mackessy, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado, 80639, USA.

Published in Herpetological Review Volume 28(1)

Anura

GASTROPHRYNE OLIVACEA (Great Plains Narrowmouth Toad) USA: COLORADO: Las Animas Co., pond on unnamed creek, 2.0 air mi due W of Las Animas/Baca Co. line, 0.9 air mi due S jct W. Carrizo Creek. 3 June 1996. Verified by Hobart M. Smith and David Chiszar. UNC-MNH photographs #18 & 19. First county record (Livo, L.J. et al., 1996, Herpetological Microbiogeography of Colorado II: Documented and Potential County Records. Publ. Colorado Herpetol. Soc.). This record was obtained during amphibian and reptile survey work sponsored by the Colorado Division of Wildlife and the Great Outdoors, Colorado, Program.

Submitted by Scott Boback, Enoch Bergman, Chad Montgomery, Justin Hobert, Ben Hill and Stephen P. Mackessy, Department of Biological Sciences, 501 20th St., University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado 80639, USA.

Testudines

CHRYSEMYS PICTA BELLII (Western Painted Turtle) USA: COLORADO: Bent Co., DOR Hwy 50, 0.9 mi W jct of County road 28. 7 October 1996. Verified by Hobart M. Smith and David Chiszar. UNC-MNH #213. First county record (Livo, L.J. et al., 1996, Herpetological Microbiogeography of Colorado II: Documented and Potential County Records. Publ. Colorado Herpetol. Soc.). This record was obtained during amphibian and reptile survey work sponsored by the Colorado Division of Wildlife and the Great Outdoors, Colorado, Program.

Submitted by Enoch Bergman, Ben Hill, Chad montgomery, Justin Hobert, Scott Boback and Stephen P. Mackessy, Department of Biological Sciences, 501 20th St., University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado 80639, USA.

Serpentes

LAMPROPELTIS TRIANGULUM GENTILIS (Great Plains Milk Snake) USA: COLORADO: Baca Co., AOR Co. Rd. VV, 1.6 mi E jct. Co. Rd. 27. 1 September 1996. Verified by Hobart M. Smith and David Chiszar. UNC-MNH photographs #20 & 21. First county record (Livo, L.J. et al., 1996, Herpetological Microbiogeography of Colorado II: Documented and Potential County Records. Publ. Colorado Herpetol. Soc.). This record was obtained during amphibian and reptile survey work sponsored by the Colorado Division of Wildlife and the Great Outdoors, Colorado, Program.

Submitted by Chad Montgomery, Justin Hobert, Enoch Bergman, Ben Hill, Scott Boback and Stephen P. Mackessy, Department of Biological Sciences, 501 20th St., University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado 80639, USA.

RHINOCHEILUS LECONTEI TESSELLATUS (Texas Longnose Snake) USA: COLORADO: Kiowa Co., DOR Hwy 287, 3.3 mi N jct Co. Rd. V. 5 September 1996. Verified by Hobart M. Smith and David Chiszar. UNC-MNH #314. First county record (Livo, L.J. et al., 1996, Herpetological Microbiogeography of Colorado II: Documented and Potential County Records. Publ. Colorado Herpetol. Soc.). This record was obtained during amphibian and reptile survey work sponsored by the Colorado Division of Wildlife and the Great Outdoors, Colorado, Program.

Submitted by Ben Hill, Enoch Bergman, Chad Montgomery, Justin Hobert, Scott boback and Stephen P. Mackessy, Department of Biological Sciences, 501 20th St., University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado 80639, USA.

SISTRURUS CATENATUS EDWARDSII (Desert Massasauga) USA: COLORADO: Prowers Co., DOR Hwy 287 ~50 meters N jct Prowers/Baca Co. line. 21 August 1996. Verified by Hobart M. Smith and David Chiszar. UNC-MNH #212. First county record (Livo, L.J. et al., 1996, Herpetological Microbiogeography of Colorado II: Documented and Potential County Records. Publ. Colorado Herpetol. Soc.). This record was obtained during amphibian and reptile survey work sponsored by the Colorado Division of Wildlife and the Great Outdoors, Colorado, Program.

Submitted by Justin Hobert, Scott Boback, Chad Montgomery, Enoch Bergman, Ben Hill and Stephen P. Mackessy, Department of Biological Sciences, 501 20th St., University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado 80639, USA.

TROPIDOCLONION LINEATUM LINEATUM (Lined Snake) USA: COLORADO: Cheyenne Co., DOR Hwy 287, 3.1 mi W jct Co. Rd. 8. 5 September 1996. Verified by Hobart M. Smith and David Chiszar. UNC-MNH #186. First county record (Livo, L.J. et al., 1996, Herpetological Microbiogeography of Colorado II: Documented and Potential County Records. Publ. Colorado Herpetol. Soc.). This record was obtained during amphibian and reptile survey work sponsored by the Colorado Division of Wildlife and the Great Outdoors, Colorado, Program.

Submitted by Enoch Bergman, Ben Hill, Chad Montgomery, Justin Hobert, Scott Boback and Stephen P. Mackessy, Department of Biological Sciences, 501 20th St., University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado 80639, USA.

Published in Herpetological Review Volume 27(4), 1996

Anura

PSEUDACRIS TRISERIATA MACULATA (Boreal Chorus Frog) USA: COLORADO: Crowley Co., pond W side of County Rd. 27, 4.2 mi S of Lincoln Co. Rd. D. 4 June 1996. Verified by Hobart M. Smith and David Chiszar. UNC-MNH #278 and UNC-MNH photograph #13. First county record (Livo, L.J. et al., 1996, Herpetological Microbiogeography of Colorado II: Documented and Potential County Records. Publ. Colorado Herpetol. Soc.).

Submitted by Enoch Bergman, Scott Boback, Ben Hill, Justin Hobert, Chad Montgomery and Stephen P. Mackessy, Department of Biological Sciences, 501 20th St., University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado 80639, USA.

SPEA MULTIPLICATUS (New Mexico Spadefoot Toad) USA: COLORADO: Lincoln Co., pond S side of County Rd. M, 1.0 mi E jct County Rd. 22. 7 August 1996. Verified by Hobart M. Smith and David Chiszar. UNC-MNH #281 and UNC-MNH photograph #17. First county record (Livo, L.J. et al., 1996, Herpetological Microbiogeography of Colorado II: Documented and Potential County Records. Publ. Colorado Herpetol. Soc.).

Submitted by Ben Hill, Enoch Bergman, Scott Boback, Chad Montgomery, Justin Hobert and Stephen P. Mackessy, Department of Biological Sciences, 501 20th St., University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado 80639, USA.

Testudines

CHRYSEMYS PICTA BELLII (Western Painted Turtle) USA: COLORADO: Las Animas Co., pond S side of County Rd. 72.5 (along Two Butte Creek) 1.0 mi W Baca/Las Animas Co. line. Verified by Hobart M. Smith and David Chiszar. UNC-MNH photographs #15 & 16. First county record (Livo, L.J. et al., 1996, Herpetological Microbiogeography of Colorado II: Documented and Potential County Records. Publ. Colorado Herpetol. Soc.).

Submitted by Scott Boback, Shelley Link, Chad Montgomery, Justin Hobert, Enoch Bergman, Ben Hill and Stephen P. Mackessy, Department of Biological Sciences, 501 20th St., University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado 80639, USA.

Serpentes

LAMPROPELTIS GETULUS SPLENDIDA/HOLBROOKI (Common Kingsnake- Sonoran/Speckled intergrade) USA: COLORADO: Las Animas Co., within vertical crevice in bluffs on S side of W. Carrizo Creek ~50 m E jct County Rd. 22.1; shed skin. 1 August 1996. Verified by Hobart M. Smith and David Chiszar. UNC-MNH #279. First county record (Livo, L.J. et al., 1996, Herpetological Microbiogeography of Colorado II: Documented and Potential County Records. Publ. Colorado Herpetol. Soc.).

A second specimen (partial carcass; UNC-MNH #280) was found at the following location: Colorado: Otero Co., side of creek at jct W. 5th and Maple Sts., La Junta. 1 August 1996. The occurrence of the common kingsnake in eastern Colorado has been somewhat speculative, since the only other record was also from the town of La Junta (Hammerson, G.A., 1986, Amphibians and Reptiles in Colorado. Publ. Colorado Division of Wildlife), raising the possibility of introduction. This second record from La Junta suggests that the population is indeed a natural population, and the Las Animas record, a very remote rural locality, confirms the natural presence of this snake in Colorado.

Submitted by Scott Boback, Shelley Link, Enoch Bergman, Ben Hill, Chad Montgomery, Justin Hobert and Stephen P. Mackessy, Department of Biological Sciences, 501 20th St., University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado 80639, USA.

THAMNOPHIS CYRTOPSIS CYRTOPSIS (Blackneck Garter Snake) USA: COLORADO: Otero Co., ~100 m E of County Hwy 109, 1.5 mi S jct David Canyon Rd. 29 May 1996. Verified by Hobart M. Smith and David Chiszar. UNC-MNH photograph #14. First county record (Livo, L.J. et al., 1996, Herpetological Microbiogeography of Colorado II: Documented and Potential County Records. Publ. Colorado Herpetol. Soc.).

Submitted by Scott Boback, Chad Montgomery, Justin Hobert, Enoch Bergman, Ben Hill and Stephen P. Mackessy, Department of Biological Sciences, 501 20th St., University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado 80639, USA.

RANA CATESBEIANA (Bullfrog) USA: COLORADO: Crowley Co., pond at Olney Springs State Wildlife Area, Olney Springs. 14 May 1996. Verified by Hobart M. Smith and David Chiszar. UNC-MNH #157 & 270; adult and juvenile, many others seen. First county record (Livo, L.J. et al., 1996, Herpetological Microbiogeography of Colorado II: Documented and Potential County Records. Publ. Colorado Herpetol. Soc.).

Submitted by Justin Hobert, Enoch Bergman, Chad Montgomery, Ben Hill, Scott Boback, Richard L. Holland, Hobart M. Smith, David Chiszar and Stephen P. Mackessy.

Published in Herpetological Review Volume 27(1), 1996

Anura

PSEUDACRIS TRISERIATA MACULATA (Striped Chorus Frog) USA: COLORADO: Kiowa Co., pond in ditch on W side of County Hwy 109, 0.1 mi. S jct. County Rd. T. 3 September 1995. Verified by Hobart M. Smith and David Chiszar. UNC-MNH # 105 and UNC-MNH photographs 1 & 2. First county record (Livo, L. 1995, Colorado Amphibian and Reptile Records by County. Colorado Herpetological Society, Inc.). Fieldwork was supported by the Great Outdoors Colorado Program and the Colorado Division of Wildlife.

Submitted by Stephen P. Mackessy, Ron Donoho, Justin Hobert, Chad Montgomery and Kevin Waldron, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado, 80639, USA.

Sauria

EUMECES OBSOLETUS (Great Plains Skink) USA: COLORADO: Lincoln Co., 2 neonates in pitfall on W side of Co. Rd. 43 approximately 2.1 mi S jct Hwy 94. Third specimen found in Lincoln Co.: young adult under rock on E bank Sandy Creek 100 m W of bridge on County Rd. 29, 2.2 mi S jct Hwy 94. 9 September 1995. Verified by Hobart M. Smith and David Chiszar. UNC-MNH photographs 3-6. First county record (Livo, L. 1995, Colorado Amphibian and Reptile Records by County. Colorado Herpetological Society, Inc.). Fieldwork was supported by the Great Outdoors Colorado Program and the Colorado Division of Wildlife.

Submitted by Ron Donoho, Justin Hobert, Chad Montgomery, Kevin Waldron and Stephen P. Mackessy, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado, 80639, USA.

Serpentes

ARIZONA ELEGANS ELEGANS (Glossy Snake) USA: COLORADO: Kiowa Co., DOR Hwy 287 at jct County Rd. V. 21 June 1995. Verified by Hobart M. Smith and David Chiszar. UNC-MNH #101. First county record (Livo, L. 1995, Colorado Amphibian and Reptile Records by County. Colorado Herpetological Society, Inc.). Fieldwork was supported by the Great Outdoors Colorado Program and the Colorado Division of Wildlife.

Submitted by Justin Hobert, Ron Donoho, Chad Montgomery, Kevin Waldron and Stephen P. Mackessy, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado, 80639, USA.

ARIZONA ELEGANS ELEGANS (Glossy Snake) USA: COLORADO: Crowley Co., AOR Hwy 96 0.1 mi W jct County Rd. 28. 23 September 1993. Verified by Hobart M. Smith and David Chiszar. UNC-MNH photographs 9 & 10. First county record (Livo, L. 1995, Colorado Amphibian and Reptile Records by County. Colorado Herpetological Society, Inc.). Fieldwork was supported by the Great Outdoors Colorado Program and the Colorado Division of Wildlife.

Submitted by Justin Hobert, Brandon Quinn, Ron Donoho, Chad Montgomery, Kevin Waldron and Stephen P. Mackessy, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado, 80639, USA.

COLUBER CONSTRICTOR FLAVIVENTRIS (Racer) USA: COLORADO: Crowley Co., DOR County Rd. 10 8.6 mi N jct Hwy 96. 21 July 1995. Verified by Hobart M. Smith and David Chiszar. UNC-MNH # 103. First county record (Livo, L. 1995, Colorado Amphibian and Reptile Records by County. Colorado Herpetological Society, Inc.). Fieldwork was supported by the Great Outdoors Colorado Program and the Colorado Division of Wildlife.

Submitted by Justin Hobert, Ron Donoho, Chad Montgomery, Kevin Waldron and Stephen P. Mackessy, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado, 80639, USA.

DIADOPHIS PUNCTATUS ARNYI (Ringneck Snake) USA: COLORADO: Bent Co., DOR Hwy 101 0.1 mi S jct County Rd. T. 7 July 1995. Verified by Hobart M. Smith and David Chiszar. UNC-MNH # 102. First county record (Livo, L. 1995, Colorado Amphibian and Reptile Records by County. Colorado Herpetological Society, Inc.). Fieldwork was supported by the Great Outdoors Colorado Program and the Colorado Division of Wildlife.

Submitted by Chad Montgomery, Kevin Waldron, Justin Hobert, Ron Donoho and Stephen P. Mackessy, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado, 80639, USA.

RHINOCHEILUS LECONTEI TESSELLATUS (Longnose Snake) USA: COLORADO: Cheyenne Co., DOR Hwy 287 0.1 mi S jct County Rd. C. 12 August 1995. Verified by Hobart M. Smith and David Chiszar. UNC-MNH # 104. First county record (Livo, L.1995, Colorado Amphibian and Reptile Records by County. Colorado Herpetological Society, Inc.). Fieldwork was supported by the Great Outdoors Colorado Program and the Colorado Division of Wildlife.

Submitted by Kevin Waldron, Chad Montgomery, Justin Hobert, Ron Donoho and Stephen P. Mackessy, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado, 80639, USA.

SISTRURUS CATENATUS TERGEMINUS/EDWARDSII (Massasauga) USA: COLORADO: El Paso Co., DOR Shear Rd. 0.8 mi W jct Whittemore Rd. 22 May 1995. Verified by Hobart M. Smith and David Chiszar. UNC-MNH # 100. Recent county record (Livo, L. 1995, Colorado Amphibian and Reptile Records by County. Colorado Herpetological Society, Inc.). This species is threatened by habitat conversion and persecution in much of its range; the most recent previous record in El Paso Co. was in 1987 or 1988 as reported by Pegler et al. (Herp. Review 26(1)). This specimen indicates that the massasauga still occurs in (at least) limited numbers in eastern El Paso Co. As it has been extirpated from much of its range nationwide, the massasauga is probably deserving of protected status in Colorado. Fieldwork was supported by the Great Outdoors Colorado Program and the Colorado Division of Wildlife.

UNC museum records dating from 1882 indicated the presence of this species in Baca Co., Colorado. USA: COLORADO: Baca Co., no further data. This specimen was collected by Mr. A.E.Beardsley in 1882 and entered as accession number 96-265 in the "Colorado State Normal College" Museum Register 3. This would represent a new county record and a considerable range extension to the south in Colorado (Livo, L.1995, Colorado Amphibian and Reptile Records by County. Colorado Herpetological Society, Inc.); unfortunately the specimen no longer exists in the UNC-MNH collection.

Submitted by Stephen P. Mackessy, Justin Hobert, Ron Donoho, Chad Montgomery, and Kevin Waldron, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado, 80639, USA.

TANTILLA NIGRICEPS NIGRICEPS (Plains Blackhead Snake) USA: COLORADO: Kiowa Co., floating on board in water-filled cistern on E side of County Hwy 109 0.5 mi N jct Hwy 96. 16 September 1995. Verified by Hobart M. Smith and David Chiszar. UNC-MNH photographs 7 & 8. First county record (Livo, L. 1995, Colorado Amphibian and Reptile Records by County. Colorado Herpetological Society, Inc.). Fieldwork was supported by the Great Outdoors Colorado Program and the Colorado Division of Wildlife.

Submitted by Chad Montgomery, Kevin Waldron, Justin Hobert, Ron Donoho and Stephen P. Mackessy, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado, 80639, USA.


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