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:

13 November 2020

  • 65 new records of amphibians and reptiles have been added to the database (HerpMapper: n = 11; iNaturalist: n = 54). Included are 4 new county records: Snapping Turtle (Lawrence), Milksnake (Brule, Meade), and Common Gartersnake (Tripp).

20 September 2020

18 September 2020

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Number of Species
                             
1 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28+

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.

Salamanders
Frogs and Toads
Turtles
Lizards
Snakes