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Reptiles and Amphibians

Southwestern North Dakota

GIF--Map of ND

Legend: Empty circles indicate REAP sites where no instances of the species were recorded. Blue circles indicate REAP sites where instances of the species were recorded. Red circles indicate incidental sightings of the species.

Disclaimer: The maps shown were created by digitizing the locations of each species using the maps provided in Seabloom, R. W. et al. 1978. The new maps were checked for errors, but there is a possibility that some errors remain.

Description (from the abstract):
A study of representative terrestrial vertebrates in the portion of the Missouri Slope south and west of the Missouri River, and McLean County, in North Dakota was undertaken in the summers of 1976 and 1977. Data were tabulated relative to species occurrence and abundance by major habitat type and geographic area. Data were collected from population sampling, existing literature, and unpublished reports and interviews.

Occurrence of amphibians and reptiles were recorded on quarter-section quadrats used for bird surveys and 2-hectare subunits of the quadrats that were trapped for small mammals. Additional observations were made in restricted and aquatic habitats.


This resource is based on the following source:

Seabloom, Robert W., Richard D. Crawford, and Michael G. McKenna.  1978.  Vertebrates of southwestern North Dakota: Amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals.  Institute for Ecological Studies, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND 58202.  549pp.

This resource should be cited as:

Seabloom, Robert W., Richard D. Crawford, and Michael G. McKenna.  1978.  Vertebrates of southwestern North Dakota: Amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals.  Institute for Ecological Studies, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND 58202.  Jamestown, ND: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Online.  http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/herps/herpswnd/index.htm (Version 16JUL97).


Reptiles

Lizards
Sagebrush Lizard (Sceloporus graciosus)
Short-horned Lizard (Phrynosoma douglassi)
Turtles
Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina)
Smooth Softshell Turtle (Trionyx muticus)
Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta)
Snakes
Bullsnake (Pituophis melanoleucus)
Red-sided Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis)
Plains Garter Snake (Thamnophis radix)
Prairie Rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis)
Racer (Coluber constrictor)
Smooth Green Snake (Opheodrys vernalis)
Western Hognose Snake (Heterodon nasicus)

Amphibians

Toads
American Toad (Bufo americanus)
Canadian Toad (Bufo hemiophrys)
Great Plains Toad (Bufo cognatus)
Plains Spadefoot Toad (Scaphiopus bombifrons)
Woodhouse's Toad (Bufo woodhousei)
Frogs
Northern Leopard Frog (Rana pipiens)
Boreal Chorus Frog (Pseudacris triseriata)
Salamanders
Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum)

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