Reptiles of Appomattox Court House NHP

Common name

Scientific name


Order Testudines: Turtles

Eastern snapping turtle

Chelydra serpentina

Eastern painted turtle

Chrysemys picta

Eastern mud turtle

Kinosternon subrubrum

Eastern musk turtle (stinkpot)

Sternotherus odoratus

Eastern box turtle

Terrapene carolina

Order Squamata, Family Lacertilia: Lizards

Eastern six-lined racerunner

Cnemidophorus sexlineatus

Five-lined skink

Eumeces fasciatus

Broad-headed skink

Eumeces laticeps

Northern fence lizard

Sceloporus undulatus

Little brown skink

Scincella lateralis

Order Squamata, Family Serpentes: Snakes

Northern copperhead

Agkistrodon contortix

Eastern worm snake

Carphophis amoenus

Northern black racer

Coluber constrictor

Northern ring-necked snake

Diadophis punctatus


Elaphe guttata

Eastern ratsnake

Elaphe alleghaniensis

Eastern hog-nosed snake

Heterodon platirhinos

Mole kingsnake

Lampropeltis calligaster

Eastern kingsnake

Lampropeltis getula

Northern watersnake

Nerodia sipedon

Rough greensnake

Opheodrys aestivus

Queen snake

Regina septemvittata

Northern brownsnake

Storeria dekayi

Northern red-bellied snake

Storeria occipitomaculata

Eastern ribbonsnake

Thamnophis sauritus

Eastern gartersnake

Thamnophis sirtalis

Eastern smooth earthsnake

Virginia valeriae

Last updated: February 26, 2015

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