Reptiles

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Western Diamondback

G. Nafis

The following reptiles have been documented at Padre Island National Seashore. The common and scientific names have been given for each.

Snakes

Western Coachwhip - Masticophis flagellum testaceus

Mexican Milk Snake - Lampropeltis triangulum annulata

Gulf Coast Ribbon Snake - Thamnophis proximus orarius

Marcy's Checkered Garter Snake - Thamnophis marcianus

Diamondback Water Snake - Nerodia rhombifera

Texas Glossy Snake - Arizona elegans arenicola

Eastern Hognose Snake - Heterodon platirhinos

Racer - Coluber constrictor

Flat Head Snake - Tantilla gracilis

Bullsnake - Pituophis catenifer sayi

Texas Patch Nose Snake - Salvadora rahamiae lineata

Ground Snake - Sonora semiannulata

Gulf Salt Marsh Snake - Nerodia clarkii clarkii

Texas Rat Snake - Elaphe obsoleta lindheimerii

Great Plains Rat Snake - Elaphe guttata emoryi

Rough Earth Snake - Virginia striatula

Marsh Brown Snake - Storeria dekayi limnetes

Texas Brown Snake - Storeria dekayi texana

Desert Kingsnake - Lampropeltis getula splendida

Texas Indigo Snake - Drymarchon Corais erebennus

Texas Blind Snake - Leptotyphlops dulcis

Western Diamondback Rattlesnake - Crotalus atrox

Western Massasauga - Sistrurus catenatus tergeminus

Desert Massasauga - Sistrurus catenatus edwardsi

Texas Coral Snake - Micrurus tener

Lizards

Keeled Earless Lizard - Holbrookia propinqua

Western Slender Grass Lizard - Ophisaurus attenuatus

Six-lined Racerunner - Cnemidophorus s sexlineatus

Great Plains Skink - Eumeces obsoletus

Texas Spotted Whiptail - Cnemidophorus gularis

Spot-tailed Earless Lizard - Holbrookia laceretus

Mediterranean Gecko - Hemidactylus tursicus

Green Anole - Anolis carolinensis

Ground Skink - Scincella lateralis

Texas Horned Lizard - Phrynosoma cornutum

Rosebelly Lizard - Sceloporus variabilis marmoratus

Texas Spiny Lizard - Sceloprus olivaceus


Alligator

American Alligator - Alligator mississippiensis (Windows Media Video-24 seconds)

Sea Turtles

Leatherback sea turtle - Dermochelys coriacea

Green sea turtle - Chelonia mydas

Kemp's Ridley sea turtle - Lepidochelys kempii

Hawksbill sea turtle - Eretmochelys imbricata

Loggerhead sea turtle - Caretta caretta


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Terrestrial Turtles

Red-eared Slider - Trachemys scripta elegans

Yellow Mud Turtle - Kinosternon flavescens

Texas Tortoise - Gopherus berlandieri

Common Snapping Turtle - Chelydra serpentina

Ornate Box Turtle - Terrapene ornata

Texas Diamondback Terrapin - Malaclemys terrapin littoralis


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