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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9 May 2019
- 200 new records of amphibians and reptiles have been added to the database (HerpMapper: n = 81; iNaturalist: n = 98; DRD Field Series: n = 5; UTA: n = 16). Included are seven new county records: Wood Frog (Codington, Deuel), Snapping Turtle (Bon Homme), Spiny Softshell (Oglala Lakota, Tripp), Greater Short-horned Lizard (Oglala Lakota), and Ring-necked Snake (Gregory).
5 December 2019
- 319 new records of amphibians and reptiles have been added to the database (HerpMapper: n = 65; iNaturalist: n = 226; DRD Field Series: n = 28). Included are six new county records: Cope's Gray Treefrog (Day), Smooth Softshell (Stanley, Sully, Walworth), Prairie Skink (Day), and Red-bellied Snake (Day).
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).
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.