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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27 August 2019
- 28 new records of amphibians and reptiles have been added to the database from HerpMapper. Included are four new county records: Wood Frog (Grant), Spiny Softshell (Bennett), Smooth Greensnake (Corson), and Red-bellied Snake (Hamlin).
15 July 2019
- 180 new records of amphibians and reptiles have been added to the database (HerpMapper: n = 82; iNaturalist: n = 98). Included are new county records for Ornate Box Turtle (Fall River) and Spiny Softshell (Douglas).
17 March 2019
- 66 new records of amphibians and reptiles have been added to the database from four collections: Arkansas State University (ASU; n = 13), Drake University Vertebrate Collections (DURC; n = 2), University of Missouri (UMC; n = 9), and Utah Museum of Natural History (UMNH; n = 42).
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.