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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Recent News:

8 May 2018

2 April 2018

  • funding awarded from a Wildlife Diversity Small Grant through South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks to survey for state-endangered Lined Snakes along the James River in 2018. See Current Research for more information.

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.

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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.

Frogs and Toads