Amphibians of Kentucky

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Order Anura (Frogs and Toads)
Family Pelobatidae
Eastern Spadefoot Scaphiopus holbrooki holbrooki
Family Bufonidae
Eastern American Toad   Bufo americanus americanus
Fowler's Toad Bufo woodhousii fowleri
Dwarf American Toad Bufo americanus charlesmithi
Family Hylidae
Blanchard's Cricket Frog Acris crepitans blanchardi
Green Treefrog   Hyla cinera
Barking Treefrog Hyla gratiosa
Gray Treefrog Hyla versicolor
Cope's Gray Treefrog Hyla chrysoscelis
Bird-voiced Treefrog Hyla avivoca
Northern Spring Peeper Pseudacris crucifer crucifer
Upland Chorus Frog Pseudacris triseriata feriarum
Mountain Chorus Frog Pseudacris brachyphona
Family Microhylidae
Eastern Narrowmouth Toad Gastrophryne carolinensis
Family Ranidae
Bullfrog Rana catesbeiana
Bronze Frog Rana clamitans clamitans
Green Frog Rana clamitans melanota
Wood Frog Rana sylvatica
Northern Leopard Frog Rana pipiens
Southern Leopard Frog Rana utricularia
Pickerel Frog Rana palustris
Northern Crawfish Frog Rana areolata circulosa
Order Caudata (Salamanders)
Family Cryptobranchidae
Eastern Hellbender Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis
Family Proteidea
Mudpuppy Necturus maculosus maculosus
Family Amphiumidae
Three-toed Amphiuma Amphiuma tridactylum
Family Sirenidae
Western Lesser Siren Siren intermedia nettingi
Family Ambystomidae
Mole Salamander   Ambystoma talpoideum
Marbled Salamander Ambystoma opacum
Smallmouth Salamander Ambystoma texanum
Streamside Salamander Ambystoma barbouri
Jefferson Salamander Ambystoma jeffersonianum
Spotted Salamander Ambystoma maculatum
Eastern Tiger Salamander Ambystoma tigrinum tigrinum
Family Salamandridae
Red-spotted Newt Notophthalmus viridescens viridescens
Central Newt Notophthalmus viridescens louisianensis
Family Plethodontidae
Northern Dusky Salamander Desmognathus fuscus fuscus
Spotted Dusky Salamander Desmognathus fuscus conanti
Black Mountain Salamander Desmognathus welteri
Seal Salamander Desmognathus monticola
Mountain Dusky Salamander Desmognathus ochrophaeus
Redback Salamander Plethodon cinereus
Ravine Salamander Plethodon richmondi
Eastern Zigzag Salamander Plethodon dorsalis dorsalis
Wehrle's Salamander Plethodon wehrlei
Northern Slimy Salamander Plethodon glutinosus
Mississippi Slimy Salamander Plethodon mississippi
Cumberland Plateau Salamander Plethodon kentucki
Four-toed Salamander Hemidactylium scutatum
Green Salamander Aneides aeneus
Northern Spring Salamander Gyrinophilus porphyriticus porphyriticus
Kentucky Spring Salamander Gyrinophilus porphyriticus duryi
Midland Mud Salamander Pseudotriton montanus diastictus
Northern Red Salamander Pseudotriton ruber ruber
Southern Red Salamander Pseudotriton ruber vioscai
Southern Two-lined Salamander Eurycea cirrigera
Longtail Salamander Eurycea longicauda longicauda
Three-lined Salamander Eurycea longicauda guttolineata
Cave Salamander Eurycea lucifuga
KY Lists
Daviess County Audubon Society