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Species of Lizards and Snakes Found in New York

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New York State Amphibian and Reptile Atlas Project

The species distribution maps show the known range of each species found in New York. This information is gathered from the Amphibian and Reptile Atlas Project from 1990-1999. In a few cases, new locations are noted on the maps with additional reports that were gathered up to 2007. Data from the Atlas should be carefully considered before used for environmental review purposes.

Each colored block represents one 1:24,000 scale or 7.5' topographic quadrangle. There are 979 atlas blocks (topographic quadrangles) in the state.

Pullouts from the Conservationist:

Lizards of New York

Common Name
(links go to distribution maps)

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
(links go to distribution maps)
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 Sistrurus c. catenatus
Timber Rattlesnake Crotalus horridus


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