Frogs and Toads

Acris Cricket Frogs
Acris crepitans - threatened Northern Cricket Frog
A. c. blanchardi - threatened Blanchard's Cricket Frog
Bufo True Toads
Bufo americanus American Toad
B. a. americanus Eastern American Toad
Bufo fowleri Fowler's Toad
Hyla Treefrogs
Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray Treefrog
Hyla sp. Unidentified Gray Treefrog
Hyla versicolor Eastern Gray Treefrog
Pseudacris Chorus Frogs
Pseudacris crucifer Spring Peeper
P. c. crucifer Northern Spring Peeper
Pseudacris maculata - special concern Boreal Chorus Frog
Pseudacris triseriata Western Chorus Frog
P. t. triseriata Western Chorus Frog
Rana True Frogs
Rana catesbeiana Bullfrog
Rana clamitans Green Frog
R. c. melanota Green Frog
Rana palustris Pickerel Frog
Rana pipiens Northern Leopard Frog
Rana septentrionalis Mink Frog
Rana sylvatica Wood Frog


Aspidoscelis Whiptails And Racerunners
Aspidoscelis sexlineata - threatened Six-lined Racerunner
A. s. viridis - threatened Prairie Six-lined Racerunner
Plestiodon Skinks
Plestiodon fasciatus Five-lined Skink

Salamanders, Newts and Mudpuppies

Ambystoma Mole Salamanders
Ambystoma laterale Blue-spotted Salamander
Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander
Ambystoma opacum - endangered Marbled Salamander
Ambystoma sp. Unisexual Salamander
Ambystoma texanum - endangered Small-mouthed Salamander
Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger Salamander
Desmognathus Dusky Salamanders
Desmognathus fuscus Northern Dusky Salamander
Eurycea Brook Salamanders
Eurycea cirrigera Southern Two-lined Salamander
Hemidactylium Four-toed Salamanders
Hemidactylium scutatum Four-toed Salamander
Necturus Waterdogs & Mudpuppies
Necturus maculosus Mudpuppy
N. m. maculosus Common Mudpuppy
Notophthalmus Eastern Newts
Notophthalmus viridescens Eastern Newt
N. v. louisianensis Central Newt
N. v. viridescens Red-spotted Newt
Plethodon Woodland Salamanders
Plethodon cinereus Eastern Red-backed Salamander
Siren Sirens
Siren intermedia - special concern Lesser Siren
S. i. nettingi - special concern Western Lesser Siren


Clonophis Kirtland's Snakes
Clonophis kirtlandii - endangered Kirtland's Snake
Coluber North American Racers, Coachwhips, And Whipsnakes
Coluber constrictor Racer
C. c. foxii Blue Racer
Diadophis Ring-necked Snakes
Diadophis punctatus Ring-necked Snake
D. p. edwardsii Northern Ring-necked Snake
Heterodon North American Hog-nosed Snakes
Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake
Lampropeltis Kingsnakes & Milksnakes
Lampropeltis triangulum Milk Snake
L. t. triangulum Eastern Milk Snake
Nerodia North American Water Snakes
Nerodia erythrogaster - endangered Plain-bellied Water Snake
N. e. neglecta - endangered Copper-bellied Water Snake
Nerodia sipedon Northern Water Snake
N. s. sipedon Northern Water Snake
Opheodrys Green Snakes
Opheodrys vernalis Smooth Green Snake
O. v. vernalis Eastern Smooth Green Snake
Pantherophis North American Ratsnakes
Pantherophis gloydi - threatened Eastern Fox Snake
Pantherophis spiloides - special concern Black Rat Snake
Pantherophis vulpinus Western Fox Snake
Regina Crayfish Snakes
Regina septemvittata - special concern Queen Snake
Sistrurus Pigmy Rattlesnakes & Massasaugas
Sistrurus catenatus - special concern Massasauga
S. c. catenatus - special concern Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake
Storeria North American Brownsnakes
Storeria dekayi DeKay's Brown Snake
S. d. dekayi Northern Brown Snake
Storeria occipitomaculata Red-bellied Snake
S. o. occipitomaculata Northern Red-bellied Snake
Thamnophis butleri Butler's Garter Snake
Thamnophis sauritus Eastern Ribbon Snake
T. s. septentrionalis Northern Ribbon Snake
Thamnophis sirtalis Common Garter Snake
T. s. sirtalis Eastern Garter Snake


Apalone North American Softshells
Apalone spinifera Spiny Softshell
A. s. spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell
Chelydra Snapping Turtles
Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle
C. s. serpentina Eastern Snapping Turtle
Chrysemys Painted Turtles
Chrysemys picta Painted Turtle
C. p. belli Western Painted Turtle
C. p. dorsalis - not native Southern Painted Turtle
C. p. marginata Midland Painted Turtle
C. p. picta - not native Eastern Painted Turtle
Clemmys Spotted Turtles
Clemmys guttata - threatened Spotted Turtle
Emydoidea Blanding's Turtles
Emydoidea blandingii - special concern Blanding's Turtle
Glyptemys Sculpted Turtles
Glyptemys insculpta - special concern Wood Turtle
Graptemys Map Turtles
Graptemys geographica Northern Map Turtle
Pseudemys Cooters
Pseudemys concinna - not native Eastern River Cooter
Sternotherus Musk Turtles
Sternotherus odoratus Eastern Musk Turtle
Terrapene American Box Turtles
Terrapene carolina - special concern Eastern Box Turtle
T. c. carolina - special concern Eastern Box Turtle
Trachemys Sliders
Trachemys scripta Pond Slider
T. s. elegans Red-eared Slider
T. s. scripta - not native Yellow-bellied Slider

The Michigan Herp Atlas began in 2004 in an effort to collect observational data about Michigan's amphibians and reptiles.

Our goal is to document their distribution and help measure changes or trends in populations.