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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
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.