Species Information

Class of Reptilia


US STATUS DEFINITIONS      KENTUCKY STATUS DEFINITIONS

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56 species are listed.
Scientific Name
and Life History
Common Name and Pictures Class US Status KY Status WAP List County List Quad
Macrochelys temminckii Alligator Snapping TurtleReptiliaNT YesCountyQuad
Lampropeltis getula nigra Black KingsnakeReptiliaNN CountyQuad
Elaphe obsoleta obsoleta Black Rat SnakeReptiliaNN CountyQuad
Nerodia fasciata confluens Broad-banded Water SnakeReptiliaNE YesCountyQuad
Eumeces laticeps Broadhead SkinkReptiliaNN CountyQuad
Storeria dekayi Brown SnakeReptiliaNN CountyQuad
Eumeces anthracinus Coal SkinkReptiliaNT YesCountyQuad
Graptemys geographica Common Map TurtleReptiliaNN CountyQuad
Sternotherus odoratus Common Musk TurtleReptiliaNN CountyQuad
Chelydra serpentina serpentina Common Snapping TurtleReptiliaNN CountyQuad
Nerodia erythrogaster neglecta Copperbelly Water SnakeReptiliaNN YesCountyQuad
Agkistrodon contortrix CopperheadReptiliaNN CountyQuad
Nerodia rhombifer rhombifer Diamondback Water SnakeReptiliaNN YesCountyQuad
Terrapene carolina carolina Eastern Box TurtleReptiliaNN CountyQuad
Elaphe guttata Eastern Corn SnakeReptiliaNS YesCountyQuad
Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis Eastern Garter SnakeReptiliaNN CountyQuad
Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hognose SnakeReptiliaNN CountyQuad
Kinosternon subrubrum Eastern Mud TurtleReptiliaNN YesCountyQuad
Thamnophis sauritus sauritus Eastern Ribbon SnakeReptiliaNS YesCountyQuad
Ophisaurus attenuatus longicaudus Eastern Slender Glass LizardReptiliaNT YesCountyQuad
Apalone spinifera spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell TurtleReptiliaNN CountyQuad
Graptemys pseudogeographica pseudogeographica False Map TurtleReptiliaNN YesCountyQuad
Sceloporus undulatus Fence LizardReptiliaNN CountyQuad
Eumeces fasciatus Five-lined SkinkReptiliaNN CountyQuad
Nerodia cyclopion Green Water SnakeReptiliaNE YesCountyQuad
Scincella lateralis Ground SkinkReptiliaNN CountyQuad
Clonophis kirtlandii Kirtland's SnakeReptiliaNT YesCountyQuad
Apalone mutica mutica Midland Smooth SoftshellReptiliaNS YesCountyQuad
Lampropeltis triangulum Milk SnakeReptiliaNN CountyQuad
Graptemys pseudogeographica kohnii Mississippi Map TurtleReptiliaNN YesCountyQuad
Pituophis melanoleucus melanoleucus Northern Pine SnakeReptiliaNE YesCountyQuad
Storeria occipitomaculata occipitomaculata Northern Redbelly SnakeReptiliaNN CountyQuad
Cemophora coccinea copei Northern Scarlet SnakeReptiliaNN YesCountyQuad
Nerodia sipedon Northern Water SnakeReptiliaNN CountyQuad
Graptemys ouachitensis Ouachita Map TurtleReptiliaNN CountyQuad
Chrysemys picta Painted TurtleReptiliaNN CountyQuad
Nerodia erythrogaster Plainbelly Water SnakeReptiliaNN CountyQuad
Lampropeltis calligaster calligaster Prairie KingsnakeReptiliaNN CountyQuad
Regina septemvittata Queen SnakeReptiliaNN CountyQuad
Coluber constrictor RacerReptiliaNN CountyQuad
Trachemys scripta elegans Red-eared SliderReptiliaNN CountyQuad
Diadophis punctatus Ringneck SnakeReptiliaNN CountyQuad
Pseudemys concinna River CooterReptiliaNN CountyQuad
Opheodrys aestivus Rough Green SnakeReptiliaNN CountyQuad
Lampropeltis triangulum elapsoides Scarlet KingsnakeReptiliaNS YesCountyQuad
Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined RacerunnerReptiliaNN YesCountyQuad
Virginia valeriae Smooth Earth SnakeReptiliaNN CountyQuad
Tantilla coronata Southeastern Crowned SnakeReptiliaNN YesCountyQuad
Eumeces inexpectatus Southeastern Five-lined SkinkReptiliaNS YesCountyQuad
Chrysemys dorsalis Southern Painted TurtleReptiliaNT YesCountyQuad
Crotalus horridus Timber RattlesnakeReptiliaNN YesCountyQuad
Agkistrodon piscivorus leucostoma Western CottonmouthReptiliaNN YesCountyQuad
Farancia abacura reinwardtii Western Mud SnakeReptiliaNS YesCountyQuad
Sistrurus miliarius streckeri Western Pygmy RattlesnakeReptiliaNT YesCountyQuad
Thamnophis proximus proximus Western Ribbon SnakeReptiliaNT YesCountyQuad
Carphophis amoenus Worm SnakeReptiliaNN CountyQuad