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2010 Bio-Blitz: Amphibians & Reptiles

The eight team members in the herpetology group documented 24 species throughout the day. Many of the species identified are fairly common in Jones Park, but the two highlights for the day were the Central Newt and the Buttermilk Racer.

Bio-Blitz Amphibians and Reptiles Photos

Coastal Plains Toad (Gulf Coast Toad) by Matthew Abernathy

Rio Grande Chirping Frog by Eric Stone

Cricket Frog by Matthew Abernathy

Green Tree Frog by Eric Stone

Cajun Chorus Frog by Arron Tuggle

Eastern Narrowmouth Toad by Eric Stone

Southern Leopard Frog by Matthew Abernathy

Central Newt by Eric Stone

Common Snapping Turtle by Kathy Pratt

Red-Eared Sliders by Matthew Abernathy

Greyson Tuggle with Green Anole by Matthew Abernathy

Five-Lined Skink by Matthew Abernathy

Buttermilk Racer by Arron Tuggle

Southern Copperhead by Eric Stone

Yellowbelly Water Snake by Kathy Pratt

Broad-Banded Water Snake by Kathy Pratt

Texas Brown Snake by Arron Tuggle

Number of amphibian and reptile species1 identified at the 2010 Bio-Blitz:  24

Coastal Plains Toad (Gulf Coast Toad)
Rio Grande Chirping Frog
Cricket Frog        
Green Tree Frog   
Cajun Chorus Frog 
Eastern Narrowmouth Toad       
Bronze Frog                     
Southern Leopard Frog                
Central Newt         
Common Snapping Turtle 
Eastern River Cooter 
Red-eared Slider 
Common Musk Turtle  
Pallid Spiny Softshell Turtle 
Northern Green Anole 
Five-lined Skink 
Ground Skink 
Mediterranean Gecko 
Buttermilk Racer 
Southern Copperhead 
Texas Coral Snake (DOR)   
Yellowbelly Water Snake 
Broad-banded Water Snake
Texas Brown Snake

1All amphibian and reptile common and scientific names as written by Joseph Collins and Travis Taggart, Standard Common and Current Scientific Names for North American Amphibians, Turtles, Reptiles, & Crocodilians, 6th edition, for The Center for North American Herpetology.