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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.

You may report your amphibian and reptile observations to DNR staff.

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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

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Frogs & Toads

American Toad (Anaxyrus americanus)

Great Plains Toad (Anaxyrus cognatus)

Canadian Toad (Anaxyrus hemiophrys)

Blanchard's Cricket Frog (Acris blanchardi)

Cope’s Gray Treefrog (Hyla chrysoscelis)

Gray Treefrog (Hyla versicolor)

Spring Peeper (Pseudacris crucifer)

Boreal Chorus Frog (Pseudacris maculata)

American Bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus)

Green Frog (Lithobates clamitans)

Pickerel Frog (Lithobates palustris)

Northern Leopard Frog (Lithobates pipiens)

Mink Frog (Lithobates septentrionalis)

Wood Frog (Lithobates sylvaticus)

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

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Turtles

Snapping Turtle, SPC (Chelydra serpentina)

Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta)

Blanding's Turtle, SPC (Emydoidea blandingii)

Wood Turtle, SPC (Glyptemys insculpta)

Northern Map Turtle (Graptemys geographica)

Southern Map Turtle (Graptemys ouachitensis)

False Map Turtle (Graptemys pseudogeographica)

Eastern Musk Turtle (not native to MN) (Sternotherus odoratus)

Pond Slider (not native to MN) (Trachemys scripta)

Smooth Softshell, SPC (Apalone mutica)

Spiny Softshell (Apalone spinifera)

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

  • Maps This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. (1.4mb), all turtle species combined, one map per page
  • Maps This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. (1.7mb), all turtle species combined, two maps per page

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Lizards

Common Five Lined Skink, SPC (Plestiodon fasciatus)

Prairie Skink (Plestiodon septentrionalis)

Six-lined Racerunner (Aspidoscelis sexlineata)

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

  • Maps This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. (475kb), all lizard species combined, one map per page
  • Maps This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. (305kb), all lizard species combined, two maps per page

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Snakes

North American Racer, SPC (Coluber constrictor)

Ring-necked Snake (Diadophis punctatus)

Plains Hog-nosed Snake, SPC (Heterodon nasicus)

Eastern Hog-nosed Snake (Heterodon platirhinos)

Milksnake (Lampropeltis triangulum)

Northern Watersnake (Nerodia sipedon)

Smooth Greensnake (Opheodrys vernalis)

Western Ratsnake, SPC (Pantherophis obsoletus)

Western Foxsnake (Pantherophis ramspotti)

Gophersnake, SPC (Pituophis catenifer)

Dekay's Brownsnake (Storeria dekayi)

Red-bellied Snake (Storeria occipitomaculata)

Plains Gartersnake (Thamnophis radix)

Common Gartersnake (Thamnophis sirtalis)

Lined Snake, SPC (Tropidoclonion lineatum)

Timber Rattlesnake, SPC (Crotalus horridus)

Massasauga, SPC (Sistrurus catenatus)

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

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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:

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