Eastern Box Turtle
Eastern Box Turtle

Photo by Scott Teodorski

Reptiles Known to Occur in

Cumberland GapNational Historical Park


Family Chelydridae – Snapping turtles

Chelydra serpentina(Eastern snapping turtle)

Family Kinosternidae – Mud and musk turtles

Sternotherus odoratus (Stinkpot)

Family Emydidae – Box and pond turtles

Terrapene carolina (Eastern box turtle)


Family Phrynosomatidae – Spiny lizards

Sceloporus undulatus (Eastern fence lizard)

Family Scincidae – Skinks

Eumeces fasciatus (Five-lined skink)

Scincella lateralis (Little brown skink)


Family Colubridae – Colubrid snakes

Carphophis amoenus (Eastern worm snake)

Coluber constrictor (Northern black racer)

Diadophis punctatus (Northern ringneck snake)

Elaphe obsoleta(Black rat snake)

Lampropeltis getula (Eastern black kingsnake)

Lampropeltis triangulum (Eastern milksnake)

Nerodia sipedon (Northern water snake)

Opheodrys aestivus (Rough green snake)

Storeria occipitomaculata (Northern red-bellied snake)

Thamnophis sirtalis (Eastern garter snake)

Virginia valeriae (Eastern smooth snake)

Family Viperidae – Vipers

Agkistrodon contortix (Northern copperhead)

Crotalus horridus (Timber rattlesnake)

Taxonomic nomenclature from

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