Amphibians and Reptiles of South Dakota
Welcome to the Amphibians and Reptiles of South Dakota! Here, you will find species accounts for all 45 species of amphibians and reptiles found in the state. We encourage the use of this website as a tool to provide information about South Dakota amphibians and reptiles and to assist in their identification. Should users have questions about the identifications of amphibians or reptiles or content found on this website, please contact me.
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1 February 2018
- 103 new specimen records have been added to the database, most from Fall 2017 and a handful from the mid-2000s. Included in the batch are numerous records of False Map Turtles from the Missouri River and Wood Frogs from Roberts County.
8 November 2017
- 43 new specimen records (most from late October 2017) have been added to the database. Included are new county records for North American Racers (Hutchinson), Red-bellied Snakes (Union), Common Gartersnakes (Hutchinson), and Lined Snakes (Hutchinson).
10 October 2017
- approximately 100 new specimen records have been added to the database. Included in this batch are new county records for Western Tiger Salamanders (Bon Homme, Jones, Miner), Plains Spadefoot (Sanborn), Painted Turtles (Hamlin, Jones, Kingsbury), North American Racers (Hughes, Stanley), Western Foxsnakes (Turner), Gophersnakes (Jones), Plains Gartersnakes (Hyde, Jerauld, Miner), and Prairie Rattlesnakes (Hyde).
20 September 2017
- approximately 150 new specimen records have been added to the database. Included in this batch are new county records for Plains Leopard Frog (Charles Mix, Gregory), Painted Turtle (Hughes, Meade), Snapping Turtle (Charles Mix, Perkins, Yankton), and False Map Turtle (Gregory).
Number of known species per county in South Dakota. Map generated from data collected from voucher specimens and photographic records. See About for additional information.