CHECKLIST OF REPTILES OF ARKANSAS

Animalia   Animals
Chordata    
Reptilia   The Reptiles
Chelonia    
Chelydridae   Snapping Turtles
Chelydra serpentina serpentina (Linnaeus) Common Snapping Turtle
Macroclamys temmincki (Troost) Alligator Snapping Turtle
Kinosternidae   Musk and Mud Turtles
Sternotherus odoratus (Latreille) Stinkpot
Sternotherus carinatus (Gray) Razor-backed Musk Turtle
Kinosternon subrubrum hippocrepis Gray Mississippi Mud Turtle
Emydidae   Box and Water Turtles
Terrapene carolina triunguis (Agassiz) Three-toed Box Turtle
Terrapene ornata ornata (Agassiz) Ornate Box Turtle
Grapytemys geographics (LeSucur) Map Turtle
Grapytemys kohni (Baur) Mississippi Map Turtle
Grapytemys pseudographics ouachitansis Cagle Ouachita Map Turtle
Chrysemys concinna hieroglyphica (Holbrook) Slider
Chrysemys floridana hoyi (Agassiz) Missouri Slider
Chrysemys picta dorsalis Agassiz Southern Painted Turtle
Chrysemys scripta elegans (Wied) Red-eared Turtle
Deirochelys reticularia miaria Schwartz Western Chicken Turtle
Trionychidae   Softshell Turtles
Trionyx muticus LeSueur Smooth Softshell
Trionyx spiniferus spiniferus LeSueur Eastern Spiny Softshell
Trionyx spiniferus hartwegi (Conant & Goin) Western Spiny Softshell
Trionyx spiniferus pallidus Webb Pallid Spiny Softshell
Crocodilia    
Alligatoridae   Alligators
Alligator mississipiansis Duedin American Alligator
Squamata    
Lacertilia (Suaria)   Lizards
Iguanidae   Iguanid Lizards
Anolis carlinensis carolinensis Voight Green Anole
Crotaphytus collaris (Say) Collared Lizard
Sceloporus undulatus hyacinthinus (Green) Northern Fence Lizard
Phrynosoma cornutum (Harlan) Texas Horned Lizard
Teiidae   Whiptails
Cnemidophorus sexlineatus sexlineatus (Linnaeus) Six-lines Racerunner
Scincidae   Skinks
Leiolopisms (Lygosoma) laterale (Say) Ground Skink
Eumeces anthracirus pluvialis Cope Southern Coal Skink
Eumeces fasciatus (Linnaeus) Five-lined Skink
Eumeces laticeps (Schneider) Broad-headed Skink
Eumeces obsoletus (Baird & Gerard) Great Plains Skink
Eumeces septentrionalis septentrionalis (Baird) Southern Prairie Skink
Anguidae   Glass Lizards
Ophisaurus attenuatus attenuatus Baird Western Slender Glass Lizard
Ophidia (Serpentes)    
Colubridae   Colubrid Snakes
Natrix cyclopion cyclopion (Dumaril, Bibron & Dumaril) Green Water Snake
Natrix erythrogaster flavigaster Conant Yellow-bellied Water Snake
Natrix erythrogaster transversa (Hallowell) Blotched Water Snake
Natrix fasciata confluens Blanchard Broad-handed Water Snake
Natrix granami (Baird & Girard) Graham's Water Snake
Natrix rhombifera rhombifera (Hallowell) Diamond-backed Water Snake
Natrix rigida sinicola (Huheey) Gulf Glossy Water Snake
Natrix septemvittata (Say) Queen Snake
Natrix sipedon pleuralis Cope Midland Water Snake
Thamnophis proximus (Say) Western Ribbon Snake
Thamnophis radix (Baird & Girard) Great Plains Garter Snake
Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis (Linnaeus) Eastern Garter Snake
Storeria deksyi texana Trapido Texas Brown Snake
Storeria deksyi wrightorum Trapido Midland Brown Snake
Storeria occipitomaculata occipitomaculata (Storer) Northern Red-bellied Snake
Virgiania striatula (Linnaeus) Rough Earth Snake
Virgiania valeriae elegans Kennicott Western Smooth Earth Snake
Heterodon nasicus gloydi Edgren Dusty Hognose Snake
Heterodon platyrhinos Latreille Eastern Hognose Snake
Diadophia punctatus arnyi Kennicott Prairie Ringneck Snake
Diadophia punctatus stictogenys Cope Mississippi Ringneck Snake
Carphophis amoenus vermis (Kennicott) Western Worm Snake
Farancia abacura reinwardti Schlegel Western Mud Snake
Coluber constrictor flaviventris Say Eastern Yellow-bellied Snake
Coluber constrictor prispus Dunn & Wood Southern Black Racer
Masticophis flagellum flagellum (Shaw) Eastern Coachwhip
Opheodrys aestivus (Linnaeus) Rough Green Snake
Elapha guttata guttata (Linnaeus) Corn Snake
Elapha guttata emoryi (Baird & Girard) Great Plains Rat Snake
Elapha obsoleta obsoleta (Say) Black Rat Snake
Elapha obsoleta spiloides (Dumeril, Bibron & Dumeril) Gray Rat Snake
Lampropeltis calligaster calligaster (Harlan) Prairie Kingsnake, Yellow-bellied Kingsnake
Lampropeltis getulua holbrooki Stejnegger Speckled Kingsnake
Lampropeltis triangulum amaura (Cope) Louisiana Milk Snake
Lampropeltis triangulum syspila (Cope) Red Milk Snake
Cemophora coccines copei Jan Northern Scarlet Snake
Tantilla gracilis Baird & Girard Flat-headed Snake
Sonora episcopa episcopa (Kennicott) Great Plains Ground Snake
Pituophis melanoleucus sayi Schlegel Bullsnake
Elapidae   Coral Snakes
Micrurus fulvius tenere (Baird & Girard) Texas Coral Snake
Crotalidae (Viperidae)    
Cortalinae   Pit Vipers
Agkistrodon contortix contortix (Linnaeus) Southern Copperhead
Agkistrodon piscivorus leucostoma (Troost) Western Cottonmouth
Sistrurus miliarus streckeri Gloyd Western Pygmy Rattlesnake
Crotalus atorx Baird & Girard Western Diamondback Rattlesnake
Crotalus horridus horridus Linnaeus Timber Rattlesnake
Crotalus horridus atricaudatus Latreille Canebrake Rattlesnake

Sources:
Heidt, Gary A. and Joe W. Bailey. 1978. Checklist of the reptiles of Arkansas. Original contribution.
Paulissen, Mark. A. 1978. A preliminary checklist of the reptiles of Arkansas. Original contribution.
Robison, Henry W. 1979. A checklist of the reptiles of Arkansas. Original contribution.

References:
Bacon, Edmond J., and Zanem Anderson. 1976. Distributional records of amphibians and reptiles from Coastal Plain of Arkansas. Ark. Acad. Sci. Proc. 30:14—15.
Conant, Roger. 1975. A Fieldguide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Eastern and Central North America. 2nd edition. Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, 429 pp.
Dowling, Herndon G. 1957. A review of amphibians and reptiles of Arkansas. Occas. Papers Univ. of Ark. Mus. No. 3. July 15, 1957.
Schuler, John P., James W. Dickson, and Michael J. Harvey. 1972. Herpetofauna of Sylamore Ranger District Ozark National Forest, Arkansas: preliminary report. Ark. Acad. Sci. Proc. 26:61—66.
Schwardt, H. H. 1938. Reptiles of Arkansas. Ark. Agri. Exper. Sta. Bull. 347. 43 pp.

This list is to be cited as:
Heidt, Gary, Joe Bailey, Mark A. Paulissen, and Henry W. Robison. 1979. Checklist of the Reptiles of Arkansas.
Ark. Acad. of Science, Ark. Biota Survey Checklist No. 20. 3pp.

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