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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20 September 2020
- 167 new records of amphibians and reptiles have been added to the database (DRD Field Series: n = 94; iNaturalist: n = 73). Included are 16 new county records: Western Tiger Salamander (Hyde), Canadian Toad (Codington), Woodhouse's Toad (Sanborn), Painted Turtle (Aurora, Brown, Buffalo, Douglas, Edmunds, Hand, Hyde, McPherson, Spink), Smooth Greensnake (Brown, McPherson, Walworth), and Plains Gartersnake (Clark, Spink).
18 September 2020
- 243 new records of amphibians and reptiles have been added to the database (HerpMapper: n = 40; iNaturalist: n = 203). Included are 11 new county records: American Toad (Yankton), Snapping Turtle (Brown, Codington, Faulk, Jerauld), Spiny Softshell (Davison, Meade), Prairie Skink (Douglas), Plains Hog-nosed Snake (Lyman), Smooth Greensnake (Grant), and Red-bellied Snake (Clark).
18 July 2020
- 72 new records of amphibians and reptiles have been added to the database (HerpMapper: n = 11; iNaturalist: n = 60; UNSM: n = 1). Included are six new county records: Woodhouse's Toad (Sanborn), Snapping Turtle (McPherson, Mellette), Greater Short-horned Lizard (Perkins), Prairie Skink (Codington), and Gophersnake (Walworth).
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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.