Species Information

Class of Reptilia


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46 species are listed.
Scientific Name
and Life History
Common Name and Pictures Class US Status KY Status WAP List County List Quad
Nerodia fasciata confluens Broad-banded WatersnakeReptiliaNE YesCountyQuad
Plestiodon laticeps Broad-headed SkinkReptiliaNN CountyQuad
Plestiodon anthracinus Coal SkinkReptiliaNE YesCountyQuad
Plestiodon fasciatus Common Five-lined SkinkReptiliaNN CountyQuad
Thamnophis sirtalis Common GartersnakeReptiliaNN CountyQuad
Thamnophis saurita saurita Common RibbonsnakeReptiliaNS YesCountyQuad
Podarcis muralis Common Wall LizardReptiliaNN CountyQuad
Nerodia sipedon Common WatersnakeReptiliaNN CountyQuad
Carphophis amoenus Common WormsnakeReptiliaNN CountyQuad
Nerodia erythrogaster neglecta Copperbelly WatersnakeReptiliaNT YesCountyQuad
Storeria dekayi Dekay's BrownsnakeReptiliaNN CountyQuad
Nerodia rhombifer Diamond-backed WatersnakeReptiliaNN CountyQuad
Lampropeltis nigra Eastern Black KingsnakeReptiliaNN CountyQuad
Agkistrodon contortrix Eastern CopperheadReptiliaNN CountyQuad
Virginia valeriae valeriae Eastern Earth SnakeReptiliaNN CountyQuad
Sceloporus undulatus Eastern Fence LizardReptiliaNN CountyQuad
Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed SnakeReptiliaNN CountyQuad
Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern MilksnakeReptiliaNN CountyQuad
Ophisaurus attenuatus longicaudus Eastern Slender Glass LizardReptiliaNT YesCountyQuad
Pantherophis spiloides Gray RatsnakeReptiliaNN CountyQuad
Clonophis kirtlandii Kirtland's SnakeReptiliaNT YesCountyQuad
Scincella lateralis Little Brown SkinkReptiliaNN CountyQuad
Hemidactylus turcicus Mediterranean GeckoReptiliaNN CountyQuad
Nerodia cyclopion Mississippi Green WatersnakeReptiliaNE YesCountyQuad
Diadophis punctatus stictogenys Mississippi Ringneck SnakeReptiliaNN CountyQuad
Coluber constrictor North American RacerReptiliaNN CountyQuad
Agkistrodon piscivorus Northern CottonmouthReptiliaNN YesCountyQuad
Pituophis melanoleucus melanoleucus Northern PinesnakeReptiliaNE YesCountyQuad
Diadophis punctatus edwardsii Northern Ringneck SnakeReptiliaNN CountyQuad
Thamnophis proximus proximus Orange-striped RibbonsnakeReptiliaNE YesCountyQuad
Nerodia erythrogaster Plain-bellied WatersnakeReptiliaNN CountyQuad
Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie KingsnakeReptiliaNN CountyQuad
Regina septemvittata QueensnakeReptiliaNN CountyQuad
Pantherophis guttatus Red CornsnakeReptiliaNS YesCountyQuad
Storeria occipitomaculata Red-bellied SnakeReptiliaNN CountyQuad
Opheodrys aestivus Rough GreensnakeReptiliaNN CountyQuad
Lampropeltis elapsoides Scarlet KingsnakeReptiliaNE YesCountyQuad
Cemophora coccinea ScarletsnakeReptiliaNS YesCountyQuad
Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined RacerunnerReptiliaNS YesCountyQuad
Virginia valeriae Smooth EarthsnakeReptiliaNN CountyQuad
Tantilla coronata Southeastern Crowned SnakeReptiliaNT YesCountyQuad
Plestiodon inexpectatus Southeastern Five-lined SkinkReptiliaNS YesCountyQuad
Crotalus horridus Timber RattlesnakeReptiliaNN YesCountyQuad
Virginia valeriae elegans Western Earth SnakeReptiliaNN CountyQuad
Farancia abacura reinwardtii Western MudsnakeReptiliaNS YesCountyQuad
Sistrurus miliarius streckeri Western Pygmy RattlesnakeReptiliaNE YesCountyQuad