• Canoeists paddle by tree lined shores

    Saint Croix

    National Scenic Riverway WI,MN

Reptiles

A dark domed shell covers a turtle with an orange chin

The Blandings Turtle is one species living along the St. Croix whose population is considered threatened in Wisconsin

NPS

A Checklist Of Reptiles Of The St. Croix National Scenic Riverway
Revised 2/26/2004

TESTUDINES - turtles
Chelydridae
- snapping turtles
___ * Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina
___ Emydidae - terrapins
___ * Wood Turtle Clemmys insculpta
___ * Blanding's Turtle Emydoidea blandingii
___ Painted Turtle Chrysemys picta
___ Common Map Turtle Graptemys geographica
___ False Map Turtle Graptemys pseudogeographica
Trionychidae - softshell turtles
___ Spiny Softshell Apalone spinifera

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LACERTILIA - lizards
Teidae - whiptails and racerunners
___ Six-lined Racerunner Cnemidophorus sexlineatus
Scincidae - skinks
___ * Five-lined Skink Eumeces fasciatus
___ Northern Prairie Skink Eumeces septentrionalis septentrionalis

SERPENTES - snakes
Colubridae - colubrid snakes
___ Northern Water Snake Nerodia sipedon
___ Brown Snake Storeria dekayi
___ Red-bellied Snake Storeria occiptomaculata
___ Common Garter Snake Thamnophis sirtalis
___ * Eastern Hognose Snake Heterodon platirhinos
___ Western Hognose Snake Heterodon nasicus
___ Ring-necked Snake Diadophus punctatus
___ * Blue Racer Coluber constrictor
___ Smooth Green Snake Ophreodrys vernalis
___ Fox Snake Elaphe vulpina
___ * Bull Snake Pituophis catenifer sayi
___ * Milk Snake Lampropeltis triangulum
Viperidae - vipers and pit vipers
___ * Timber Rattlesnake Crotalus horridus

* Population is listed as endangered, threatened, rare, or of special concern by state and/or federal agencies.

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