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    Reptiles & Amphibians found in the Hill Country area:



    Salamanders

    Ambystoma texanum (Smallmouth Salamander)
    Eurycea nana (San Marcos Salamander)
    Eurycea neotenes (Texas Salamander)
    Plethodon albagula/glutinosus (Western Slimy Salamander)
    Typhlomolge rathbuni (Texas Blind Salamander)
    Typhlomolgge robusta (Blanco Blind Salamander)


    Frogs and Toads

    Acris crepitans (Cricket Frog)
    Bufo debilis (Green Toad)
    Bufo punctatus (Red-spotted Toad)
    Bufo speciosus (Texas Toad)
    Bufo valliceps (Gulf Coast Toad)
    Bufo woodhousii (Woodhouse's Toad)
    Eleutherodactylus augusti (Barking Frog)
    Gastrophryne olivacea (Great Plains Narrowmouth Toad)
    Hyla cinerea (Green Treefrog)
    Hyla versicolor (Gray Treefrog)
    Pseudacris clarki (Spotted Chorus Frog)
    Pseudacris streckeri (Strecker's Chorus Frog)
    Pseudacris triseriata (Striped Chorus Frog)
    Rana berlandieri (Rio Grande Leopard Frog)
    Rana catesbeiana (Bullfrog)
    Scaphiopus couchi (Couch's Spadefoot)
    Syrrhopus marnocki (Cliff Chirping Frog)


    Crocodilians

    Alligator mississippiensis (American Alligator)


    Turtles

    Apalone (Trionyx) spinifera (Spiny Softshell)
    Chelydra serpentina (Snapping Turtle)
    Graptemys caglei (Cagle's Map Turtle)
    Graptemys versa (Texas Map Turtle)
    Kinosternon flavescens (Yellow Mud Turtle)
    Kinosternon odoratum (Stinkpot)
    Kinosternon subrubrum (Eastern Mud Turtle)
    Pseudemys nelsoni (Florida Redbelly Turtle) INTRODUCTION
    Pseudemys texana (Texas River Cooter)
    Terrapene carolina (Eastern Box Turtle)
    Terrapene ornata (Ornate Box Turtle)
    Trachemys scripta (Slider)


    Lizards

    Anolis carolinensis (Green Anole)
    Cnemidophorus gularis (Texas Spotted Whiptail)
    Cnemidophorus sexlineatus (Six-lined Racerunner)
    Cophosaurus texanus (Greater Earless Lizard)
    Crotaphytus collaris (Eastern Collared Lizard)
    Eumeces tetragrammus (Four-lined Skink)
    Gerrhonotus infernalis (Texas Alligator Lizard)
    Hemidactylus turcicus (Mediterranean Gecko)
    Holbrookia lacerata (Spot-tailed Earless Lizard)
    Holbrookia maculata (Lesser Earless Lizard)
    Holbrookia propinqua (Keeled Earless Lizard)
    Ophisaurus attenuatus (Slender Glass Lizard)
    Phrynosoma cornutum (Texas Horned Lizard)
    Sceloporus olivaceus (Texas Spiny Lizard)
    Sceloporus undulatus (Fence Lizard)
    Sceloporus variabilis (Rosebelly Lizard)
    Scincella lateralis (Ground Skink)
    Urosaurus ornatus (Tree Lizard)


    Snakes

    Agkistrodon contortrix (Copperhead)
    Agkistrodon piscivorus (Cottonmouth
    Arizona elegans (Eastern Glossy Snake)
    Coluber constrictor (Eastern Racer)
    Crotalus atrox (Western Diamondback Rattlesnake)
    Crotalus molossus (Blacktail Rattlesnake)
    Diadophis punctatus (Ringneck Snake)
    Elaphe guttata (Corn Snake)
    Elaphe obsoleta (Eastern Rat Snake)
    Heterodon nasicus (Western Hognose Snake)
    Heterodon platirhinos (Eastern Hognose Snake)
    Hypsiglena torquata (Night Snake)
    Lampropeltis calligaster (Prairie Kingsnake)
    Lampropeltis getula (Common Kingsnake)
    Leptotyphlops dulcis (Texas Blind Snake)
    Masticophis flagellum (Coachwhip)
    Masticophis taeniatus (Striped Whipsnake)
    Micrurus fulvius (Eastern Coral Snake)
    Nerodia erythrogaster (Plainbelly Water Snake)
    Nerodia rhombifer (Diamondback Water Snake)
    Opheodrys aestivus (Rough Green Snake)
    Pituophis melanoleucus (Bullsnake)
    Rhinocheilus lecontei (Longnose Snake)
    Salvadora grahamiae (Mountain Patchnose Snake)
    Sonora semiannulata (Ground Snake)
    Storeria dekayi (Brown Snake)
    Tantilla gracilis (Flathead Snake)
    Tantilla hobartsmithi (Southwestern Blackhead Snake)
    Tantilla nigriceps (Plains Blackhead Snake)
    Thamnophis cyrtopsis (Blackneck Garter Snake)
    Thamnophis marcianus (Checkered Garter Snake)
    Thamnophis proximus (Western Ribbon Snake)
    Thamnophis sirtalis (Common Garter Snake)
    Tropidoclonion lineatum (Lined Snake)
    Virginia striatula (Rough Earth Snake)
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    Thanks Nathan. If you get me some definate locality data for rathbuni, I might have to fly down there and find some They are definately one of the coolest sals around

    Also, I'm not 100% sure, but I believe they're Eurycea now....

    For those of you that have no clue what they are:
    http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild...cies/blindsal/
    http://www.aquarena.txstate.edu/endangered.html
    http://www.utexas.edu/tmm/sponsored_...ogy/tmolge.jpg
    http://www.edwardsaquifer.net/images/texasbs.jpg
    http://www.cnah.org/detail.asp?id=1050

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    You need to talk to Joe Furman. He's been studying them in the field for years. A lot of the land in the area is private.
    Nathan Hall

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    Yo, as far as sals go you forgot:

    E. tonkawae, E. waterlooensis, and E. sosorum. There are probably a lot more salamanders in this area than people are aware of, or USFWS and developers want to admit. Don't get me started on USFWS. If they are watching this, E. tonkawae isn't endangered? Yeah right guys.
    into the sun...

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    You also missed:

    E. chisolmensis (not technically Hill Country, but close)
    E. naufragia (not technically Hill Country, but close)
    E. tridentifera
    E. pterophila
    E. latitans
    E. troglodytes

    Also note that you cannot legally collect or capture E. sosorum, E. waterlooensis, E. nana, E. rathbuni, E. latitans, E. tridentifera, or E. robusta. You might also note that E. robusta has not been seen since it was originally found, over 50 years ago.

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