Reptiles & Amphibians (Herpetofauna)


In Nature Preserve
  • Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina)
  • Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta)
  • Red Eared Slider (Chrysemys scripta elegans), Non-native


Occurs in Broome County
  • Spotted Turtle (Clemmys guttata)
  • Wood Turtle (Clemmys insculpta)
  • Northern Map Turtle (Graptemys geographica)


In Nature Preserve
  • Common Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis)
  • Northern Water Snake (Nerodia sipedon)
  • Milk Snake (Lampropeltis trangulatum)
  • Ringneck(Diadophis punctatus )(Last seen 2001)
  • Red-bellied Snake(Storeria occipitomaculata)
  • Smooth Green Snake(Opheodrys vernalis)
Possible Occurrence in Broome county
  • Eastern Ribbon Snake (Thamnophis sauritus)
  • Rat Snake(Elaphe obsoleta), last seen on campus in 1970's
  • Black Racer (Coluber constrictor)
  • Brown Snake (Storeria dekayi)
  • Timber Rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus)
    Venomous, but rare. We don't have the right habitat in the NP for Rattlers to survive

Amphibians - Salamanders and Newt

In Nature Preserve
  • Red-backed Salamander (Plethodon cinereus)
  • Eastern Red-Spotted Newt (Notopthalmus viridescens)
  • Two-lined (Eurycea bislineata)
  • Dusky Salamander Northern (Desmognathus fuscus), Keeled tail
  • Dusky Salamander Mountain (Desmognathus ochrophaeus), Round Tail
  • Slimy Salamander (Plethodon glutinosus)
  • Yellow Spotted Salamander (Ambystoma maculatum)
  • Four-toed Salamander (Hemidactylium scutatum), 
    Found once by Dr. Dale Madison, unknown whether viable population exists
  • Near Campus but not in Nature Preserve
  • Spring Salamander (Gyrinophilus porphyriticus), Bunn Hill Creek
Possible Occurrence in Broome County
  • Long-tailed (Eurycea longicauda
  • Red Salamander (Pseudotriton ruber)
  • Jefferson Salamander (Ambystoma jeffersonianum)
  • Hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis)

Amphibians - Frogs and Toad

In Nature Preserve
  • Green Frog (Rana clamitans)
  • Wood Frog (Rana sylvatica)
  • Spring Peeper (Hyla crucifer now Pseudacris crucifer)
  • American Toad (Bufo americanus)
  • Pickerel Frog (Rana palustris)
    Small population, but seems to be increasing based on number of individuals calling each Spring
  • Common Gray Tree Frog (Hyla versicolor)  
    Small population, last sighted 2009
  • Bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana)
    First appearance summer 2007, doesn't appear to have established population
Range in Broome County
  • Northern Leopard Frog (Rana pipiens)
  • Cope's Gray Tree Frog (Hyla chrysoscelis
    Indistinguishable from Common Gray Tree Frog except faster trill in its call
Range in Northern Pennsylvania
  • Chorus Frog (Pseudacris triseriata)