Index of Species Grouped by Family

Amphibians
Family Ambystomatidae
Family Pelobatidae
Family Bufonidae
Family Hylidae
Family Ranidae
Family Microhylidae
Snakes
Family Leptotyphlopidae
Family Colubridae
Family Viperidae
Turtles
Family Chelydridae
Family Kinosternidae
Family Emydidae
Family Trionychidae
Lizards
Family Crotaphytidae
Family Phrynosomatidae
Family Scincidae
Family Teiidae

Each section of the table lists the herps in alphabetical order according to their scientific names. You can get more detailed information by clicking on the scientific name.

The tables normally omit records for non-native (introduced) amphibians and reptiles except for those of the bullfrog, Rana catesbeiana, which has populations established in many localities in the state.

Amphibians
Scientific Name Common Name
Family Ambystomatidae
Ambystoma tigrinum Tiger salamander
Family Pelobatidae
Scaphiopus couchii Couch's spadefoot
Spea bombifrons Plains spadefoot
Spea intermontana Great Basin spadefoot
Spea multiplicata New Mexico spadefoot
Family Bufonidae
Bufo boreas Western toad
Bufo cognatus Great Plains toad
Bufo debilis Green toad
Bufo punctatus Red-spotted toad
Bufo woodhousii Woodhouse's toad
Family Hylidae
Acris crepitans Northern cricket frog
Hyla arenicolor Canyon treefrog
Pseudacris triseriata Western chorus frog
Family Ranidae
Rana blairi Plains leopard frog
Rana catesbeiana Bullfrog
Rana pipiens Northern leopard frog
Rana sylvatica Wood frog
Family Microhylidae
Gastrophryne olivacea Great Plains narrowmouth toad
Turtles
Scientific Name Common Name
Family Chelydridae
Chelydra serpentina Snapping turtle
Family Kinosternidae
Kinosternon flavescens Yellow mud turtle
Family Emydidae
Chrysemys picta Painted turtle
Terrapene ornata Ornate Box turtle
Family Trionychidae
Apalone spiniferaSpiny softshell
Lizards
Scientific Name Common Name
Family Crotaphytidae
Crotaphytus collaris Collared lizard
Gambelia wislizenii Longnose leopard lizard
Family Phrynosomatidae
Holbrookia maculata Lesser earless lizard
Phrynosoma cornutum Texas horned lizard
Phrynosoma hernandesi Short-horned lizard
Phrynosoma modestum Round-tail horned lizard
Sceloporus graciosus Sagebrush lizard
Sceloporus magister Desert spiny lizard
Sceloporus undulatus Prairie lizard/Plateau lizard
Urosaurus ornatus Tree lizard
Uta stansburiana Side-bloched lizard
Family Scincidae
Eumeces gaigeae Variable skink
Eumeces multivirgatus Many-lined skink
Eumeces obsoletus Great Plains skink
Family Teiidae
Cnemidophorus neotesselatusTriploid Colorado checkered whiptail
Cnemidophorus sexlineatusDiploid Six-lined racerunner
Cnemidophorus tesselatusDiploid Colorado checkered whiptail
Cnemidophorus tigrisWestern whiptail
Cnemidophorus veloxPlateau striped whiptail
Snakes
Scientific Name Common Name
Family Leptotyphlopidae
Leptotyphlops dulcis Texas blind snake
Family Colubridae
Arizona elegans Glossy snake
Coluber constrictor Racer
Diadophis punctatus Ringneck snake
Elaphe guttata Corn snake
Heterodon nasicus Western hognose snake
Hypsiglena torquata Night snake
Lampropeltis getula Common kingsnake
Lampropeltis triangulum Milk snake
Liochlorophis vernalis Smooth green snake
Masticophis flagellum Coachwhip
Masticophis taeniatus Striped whipsnake
Nerodia sipedon Northern water snake
Pituophis catenifer Gopher snake
Rhinocheilus lecontei Longnose snake
Sonora semiannulata Ground snake
Tantilla hobartsmithi Southwestern blackhead snake
Tantilla nigriceps Plains blackhead snake
Thamnophis cyrtopsis Blackneck garter snake
Thamnophis elegans Western Terrestrial Garter snake
Thamnophis radix Plains garter snake
Thamnophis sirtalis Common garter snake
Tropidoclonion lineatum Lined snake
Family Viperidae
Crotalus viridis Western Rattlesnake
Sistrurus catenatus Massasauga