Kansas Herp Atlas: Alligator Snapping Turtle

1984. 2. Status and Range in Manitoba: Boreal Chorus Frogs are widespread and abundant in Manitoba (S5). The tympanum (ear drum) is prominent. Available at http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/mudpuppy-salamander-fails-to-make-vermont-endangered-list (accessed March 20, 2013). Lynch, D. Eggs are usually laid in large temporary puddles.

The specimen at hand (G 707) is a male. Population status and habitat preference of the threatened northern crawfish frog in the Baker University wetlands. 1993. University Press of Kansas, Lawrence, Lawrence. Surveying large areas, such as an entire state, requires significant volunteer assistance and provides an opportunity to recruit and train novice participants, and thereby raises general ecological literacy by increasing awareness, skills, understanding, and knowledge of the natural world. Copeia. There has already been considerable effort by many knowledgeable individuals (Irwin [1985], Capron [1975, 1986, 1987], and Shipman [1993]) to assess the distribution and status of this turtle in the state.

373-386. Remarks: Eastern Collared Lizards can be difficult to capture. Nichols, and Paul C. Taggart. 1993. Kansas Acad. 15(4): pp.

1956. Collins, Joseph T. 1904. 18-19. Smith and Claude W. Pp. Amphibian and reptile distributions in urban riparian areas.

However, all records will be kept. Remarks: Common and widespread in eastern North America; tolerates disturbed habitats; readily colonizes newly created habitats; no significant threats. 56 pp. Even so, the canebrake was a southern subspecies, and its range did not include Kansas. Pp. University of Kansas Museum of Natural History Public Education Series. Remarks: Actually a complex of two separate species that are indistinguishable externally.

A: We start with Brad giving me information about the species along with images of closely related species—the animal I am illustrating is usually very similar to a related species, so photos of its close relatives are great references. 1993. Stains, Howard J. Amphibians, Reptiles, and Turtles of Kansas. However, several records have been taken from areas well away from outcropping or surface cover, as they came to the surface following spring and summer thunderstorms. As such, it is sometimes referred to as Emory’s Rat Snake. While not describing them as new, he noted that they possibly represented a unique form.

Platt (1985, 1998) noted the decline of this taxon over the 40+ years he monitored reptile populations in Harvey County. Systema naturse per regna tria naturse, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Nichols, and Paul C. A single female may lay 1-3 nests per year. The Amphibian and Reptile Atlas is a reality because of the efforts of hundreds of volunteers across the state who record their observations on survey cards and submit them. Female snapping turtles will sometimes travel long distances to find suitable nesting habitat. For most squares this will be 13 of 17 non-starred species.

The temperature at which the eggs are incubated determines the sex of the hatchlings; high temperatures yield predominantly females with lower temperatures producing a mixture of male and female turtles. Bodin, Madeline. Auburn University College of Science and Mathematics, Zoo Atlanta, Central Florida Zoo, Orianne Society, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, US Forest Service, and US Fish and Wildlife Service collaborated to make this project happen. They prefer habitat with soft, muddy bottoms and typically avoid areas with rocky substrates. The more common the species, the less accurate the data presented. Please report all sightings of this species in Vermont. Even historic sighting information is useful.

Please report all sightings of this species in Vermont. To ensure everyone’s safety as they go looking for all the cool harmless species we have here, it is important to take note of the species to stay away from as well. Spotted Salamanders feed and overwinter in upland hardwood and mixed forests. On rainy nights they often feed on land in the vicinity of the steam. This is Vermont’s only venomous snake. Intermediate specimens are well known from where they contact in Cowley County. Four-toeds have black flecks on a reddish-brown back and grayish-brown upper sides.

Its gold or brown dorsolateral ridges often stand out in contrast. It measures 2-3 inches long. Snakes were ranked in size order, and the longest 10% from each species were included in the data for the chart. Some common aspects of the biology of each group are presented here. They darken with age to almost solid black with dark brown blotches. As an adult, the Eastern Newt turns olive green and their bellies reveal scattered black spots on a bright yellow background. Makes it into the western third of the state along the Arkansas and Cimarron rivers.

For a few species, additional reports collected during the post Atlas period have been included on the maps if they represent new locations not previously known. Vertebral scutes 1-4 mushroom-shaped, broadest anteriorly. The Mink Frog is one of the three green-faced frogs in Vermont (the others are the Bullfrog and the Green Frog).