Species Information

Reptilia observations for selected counties

Linked life history provided courtesy of NatureServe Explorer.
Records may include both recent and historical observations.
US Status Definitions     Kentucky Status Definitions

List Reptilia observations in 1 selected county.
Selected county is: Nelson.

Scientific Name and Life HistoryCommon Name and PicturesClassCountyUS StatusKY StatusWAPReference
Agkistrodon contortrix CopperheadReptiliaNelsonNN Reference
Apalone spinifera spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell TurtleReptiliaNelsonNN Reference
Carphophis amoenus Worm SnakeReptiliaNelsonNN Reference
Chelydra serpentina serpentina Common Snapping TurtleReptiliaNelsonNN Reference
Chrysemys picta Painted TurtleReptiliaNelsonNN Reference
Coluber constrictor RacerReptiliaNelsonNN Reference
Crotalus horridus Timber RattlesnakeReptiliaNelsonNN YesReference
Diadophis punctatus Ringneck SnakeReptiliaNelsonNN Reference
Elaphe obsoleta obsoleta Black Rat SnakeReptiliaNelsonNN Reference
Eumeces fasciatus Five-lined SkinkReptiliaNelsonNN Reference
Eumeces laticeps Broadhead SkinkReptiliaNelsonNN Reference
Graptemys geographica Common Map TurtleReptiliaNelsonNN Reference
Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hognose SnakeReptiliaNelsonNN Reference
Lampropeltis calligaster calligaster Prairie KingsnakeReptiliaNelsonNN Reference
Lampropeltis getula nigra Black KingsnakeReptiliaNelsonNN Reference
Lampropeltis triangulum Milk SnakeReptiliaNelsonNN Reference
Nerodia sipedon Northern Water SnakeReptiliaNelsonNN Reference
Opheodrys aestivus Rough Green SnakeReptiliaNelsonNN Reference
Regina septemvittata Queen SnakeReptiliaNelsonNN Reference
Sceloporus undulatus Fence LizardReptiliaNelsonNN Reference
Scincella lateralis Ground SkinkReptiliaNelsonNN Reference
Storeria dekayi Brown SnakeReptiliaNelsonNN Reference
Terrapene carolina carolina Eastern Box TurtleReptiliaNelsonNN Reference
Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis Eastern Garter SnakeReptiliaNelsonNN Reference
Trachemys scripta elegans Red-eared SliderReptiliaNelsonNN Reference
Virginia valeriae Smooth Earth SnakeReptiliaNelsonNN Reference

26 species are listed