INDEX AND LIST OF REPTILES


This list includes the reptiles that I believe have been reliably reported from our area of central Maryland and Northern Virginia
near Washington, DC. Reptiles found on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia or Western Maryland west of Frederick
are not included.



Snakes

Eastern Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis)

Eastern Ribbon Snake (Thamnophis sauritus sauritus)

Northern Water Snake (Nerodia sipedon sipedon)

Queen Snake (Regina septemvittata)

Rough Earth Snake (Virginia striatula) - found in Virginia south of Washington, DC.

Smooth Earth Snake (Virginia valeriae valeriae)

Northern Red-Bellied Snake (Storeria occipitomaculata occipitomaculata)

Northern Brown Snake (
Storeria dekayi dekayi)

Eastern Hognose Snake (
Heterodon platirhinos)

Eastern Worm Snake (Carphophis amoenus amoenus)

Northern Ringneck Snake (Diadophis punctatus edwardsi)

Southern Ringneck Snake (Diadophis punctatus punctatus)

Rough Green Snake (
Opheodrys aestivus aestivus)

Rainbow Snake (
Farancia erytrogramma erytrogramma)

Eastern Mud Snake (
Farancia abacura abacura) - found in Virginia south of Washington, DC.

Northern Black Racer (Coluber constrictor constrictor)

Black Rat Snake (Elaphe obsoleta obsoleta)

Corn Snake (Elaphe guttata)

Northern Scarlet Snake (
Cemophora coccinea copei)

Eastern Milksnake (
Lampropeltis triangulum triangulum)

Scarlet Kingsnake (
Lampropeltis triangulum elapsoides) ?

Coastal Plain Milksnake (
Lampropeltis triangulum triangulum x elapsoides)

Mole Snake (
Lampropeltis calligaster rhombomaculata)

Eastern Kingsnake (
Lampropeltis getula getula)

Northern Copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix mokasen)

Timber Rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus)


Lizards

Eastern Fence Lizard (Sceloporus undulatus)

Ground Skink (Scincella lateralis)

Five-lined Skink (Eumeces fasciatus)

Broad-headed Skink (Eumeces laticeps)

Six-lined Racerunner (
Aspidoscelis sexlineata sexlineata)



Turtles

Common Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina serpentina)

Bog Turtle (Glyptemys muhlenbergii)

Wood Turtle (Glyptemys insculpta)

Spotted Turtle (Clemmys guttata)

Stinkpot (
Sternotherus odoratus)

Eastern Mud Turtle (Kinosternon subrubrum subrubrum)

Northern Diamondback Terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin terrapin)

Eastern Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta picta)

Florida Cooter (Chrysemys floridana floridana) - Found in Virginia, south of Washington, DC.

Red-eared Slider (Trachemys scripta elegans)

Red-Bellied Turtle (Pseudemys rubriventris)

Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina carolina)
REPTILES OF THE BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON METRO AREA
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