Reptiles of Kentucky

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Order Testudines (Turtles)
Family Chelydridae
Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina serpentina
Alligator Snapping Turtle Macroclemys temminckii
Family Kinosternidae
Common Musk Turtle Sternotherus odoratus
Eastern Mud Turtle Kinosternon subrubrum subrubrum
Mississippi Mud Turtle Kinosternon subrubrum hippocrepis
Family Emydidae
Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina carolina
Common Map Turtle Graptemys geographica
Mississippi Map Turtle Graptemys kohnii
False Map Turtle Graptemys pseudogeographica
Ouachita Map Turtle Graptemys pseudogeographica ouachitensis
Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta elegans
Eastern River Cooter Pseudemys concinna concinna
Hieroglyphic River Cooter Pseudemys concinna hieroglyphica
Midland Painted Turtle Chrysemys picta marginata
Southern Painted Turtle Chrysemys picta dorsalis
Family Trionychidae
Midland Smooth Softshell Apalone mutica mutica
Eastern Spiny Softshell Apalone spinifera spinifera
Order Squamata (Snakes and Lizards)
Suborder Serpentes (Snakes)
Family Colubridae
Mississippi Green Water Snake Nerodia cyclopion
Diamond Water Snake Nerodia rhombifer rhombifer
Copperbelly Water Snake Nerodia erthrogaster neglecta
Yellowbelly Water Snake Nerodia erythrogaster flavigaster
Northern Water Snake Nerodia sipedon sipedon
Midland Water Snake Nerodia sipedon pleuralis
Broad-banded Water Snake Nerodia fasciata confluens
Queen Snake Regina septemvittata
Kirtland's Snake Clonophis kirtlandii
Midland Brown Snake Storeria dekayi wrightorum
Northern Brown Snake Storeria dekayi dekayi
Northern Redbelly Snake Storeria occipitomaculata occipitomaculata
Eastern Garter Snake Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis
Northern (Eastern) Ribbon Snake Thamnophis sauritus septentrionalis
Western Ribbon Snake  Thamnophis proximus proximus
Eastern (Smooth) Earth Snake Virginia valeriae valeriae
Western (Smooth) Earth Snake Virginia valeriae elegans
Eastern Hognose Snake Heterodon platirhinos
Northern Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus edwardsii
Mississippi Ringneck Snake  Diadophis punctatus stictogenys
Eastern Worm Snake Carphophis amoenus amoenus
Midwest Worm Snake Carphophis amoenus helenae
Western Mud Snake Farancia abacura reinwardtii
Northern Black Racer  Coluber constrictor constrictor
Southern Black Racer Coluber constrictor priapus
Eastern Coachwhip Masticophis flagellum flagellum
Rough Green Snake Opheodrys aestivus
Corn Snake Elaphe guttata guttata
Black Rat Snake Elaphe obsoleta obsoleta
Gray Rat Snake Elaphe obsoleta spiloides
Northern Pine Snake Pituophis melanoleucus melanoleucus
Black Kingsnake Lampropeltis getula nigra
Speckled Kingsnake Lampropeltis getula holbrooki
Eastern Milk Snake Lampropeltis triangulum triangulum
Red Milk Snake Lampropeltis triangulum syspila
Scarlet Milk Snake Lampropeltis triangulum elapsoides
Prairie Kingsnake Lampropeltis calligaster calligaster
Northern Scarlet Snake Cemophorus coccinea copei
Southeastern Crowned Snake Tantilla coronata
Family Viperidae
Northern Copperhead  Agkistrodon contortrix mokasen
Southern Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix contortrix
Western Cottonmouth Agkistrodon piscivorus leucostoma
Western Pigmy Rattlesnake Sistrurus miliarius streckeri
Timber Rattlesnake Crotalus horridus
Suborder Lacertilla (Lizards)
Family Phrynosomatidae
Northern Fence Lizard Sceloporus undulatus hyacinthinus
Family Lacertida
Common Wall Lizard Podarcris muralis
Family Teiidae
Six-lined Racerunner Cnemidophorus sexlineatus sexlineatus
Family Scincidae
Ground Skink Scincella lateralis
Five-lined Skink Eumeces fasciatus
Broadhead Skink Eumeces laticeps
Southeastern Five-lined Skink Eumeces inexpectatus
Southern Coal Skink Eumeces anthracinus pluvialis
Northern Coal Skink Eumeces anthracinus anthracinus
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