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Species of Lizards and Snakes Found in New York

New York State Amphibian and Reptile Atlas Project

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The maps of species distribution represent the known range of the specis in New York as reported to the Amphibian and Reptile Atlas Project from 1990-1999. For a few species, additional reports collected during the post Atlas period have been included on the maps if they represent new locations not previously known. Data from the Atlas should be carefully considered before it is used for environmental review purposes. Some reported locations may be removed from the database and maps during the final quality review prior to publication of the Atlas. Each colored block represents one 1:24,000 scale or 7.5' topographic quadrangle. There are 979 atlas blocks (topographic quadrangles) in the state. These maps range in size from 8-13KB each.

Lizards of New York
Common Name Scientific Name
Northern Fence Lizard Sceloporus undulatus hyacinthinus
Italian Wall Lizard Podarcis sicula
Five-lined Skink Eumeces fasciatus
Northern Coal Skink Eumeces a. anthracinus

Snakes of New York
Common Name Scientific Name
Northern Water Snake Nerodia s. sipedon
Queen Snake Regina septemvittata
Northern Brown Snake Storeria d. dekayi
Northern Redbelly Snake Storeria o. occipitomaculata
Common Garter Snake Thamnophis sirtalis
Shorthead Garter Snake Thamnophis brachystoma
Eastern Ribbon Snake Thamnophis sauritus
Eastern Hognose Snake Heterodon platirhinos
Northern Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus edwardsii
Eastern Worm Snake Carphophis a. amoenus
Northern Black Racer Coluber c. constrictor
Smooth Green Snake Liochlorophis vernalis
Black Rat Snake Elaphe o. obsoleta
Eastern Milk Snake Lampropeltis t. triangulum
Northern Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix mokasen
Eastern Massasauga - Fact Sheet Sistrurus c. catenatus
Timber Rattlesnake - Fact Sheet Crotalus horridus

More about Species of Lizards and Snakes Found in New York:

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