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Minnesota's Amphibian and Reptile Distribution Maps

Distribution maps of Minnesota's amphibians and reptiles are being prepared for the revision of Amphibians and Reptiles Native to Minnesota. County and subcounty This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. (227 kb) records will be updated periodically as new records become available.

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Salamanders

Salamanders

Blue-spotted Salamander (Ambystoma laterale)

Spotted Salamander (Ambystoma maculatum)

Western Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma mavortium)

Eastern Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum)

Four-toed Salamander, SPC (Hemidactylium scutatum)

Eastern Red-backed Salamander (Plethodon cinereus)

Mudpuppy (Necturus maculosus)

Eastern Newt (Notophthalmus viridescens)

Map files containing all salamander species together may also be viewed and downloaded.

  • Maps This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. (1.5mb), all salamander species combined, one map per page
  • Maps This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. (1.3mb), all salamander species combined, two maps per page

Frogs and Toads

Turtles

Lizards

Snakes

 

Map files containing all amphibian and reptile species together may also be viewed and downloaded.

  • Maps This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. (6.7mb), all amphibian and reptile species combined, one map per page
  • Maps This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. (7.3mb), all amphibian and reptile, two maps per page
  • Maps are based on records compiled for the first edition of Amphibians and Reptiles Native to Minnesota and several other sources including the James Ford Bell Museum (through February 2012), the Science Museum of Minnesota (through February 2009), the Minnesota Biological Survey (through 2011), DNR Greenslip records, as well as other reports from herpetologists and the general public.

  • Previous county records lacking details to identify a subunit were not included in these maps.

  • Names are primarily based on Crother, B. I. (ed.). 2012. Scientific and Standard English Names of Amphibians and Reptiles of North America North of Mexico, with Comments Regarding Confidence in Our Understanding, Seventh edition. SSAR Herpetological Circular No. 39. 98 p.

 

Participate in updating county records by reporting your observations

Email a report including photos when possible: mcbs.e-report@state.mn.us
Or call the toll free MBS Animal Report Line: 1-888-345-1730

Please include the following information in your report:

  • species observed
  • name of observer
  • date
  • location
  • brief description of sighting
  • photo availability; please include digital photos in emails. Printed images can be mailed to:

Carol Hall
MN DNR, Box 25
500 Lafayette Rd.
St. Paul, MN 55155

or

John Moriarty
3261 Victoria Street
Shoreview, MN 55126
frogs@umn.edu