Common species have been reported in Chase County, but not within the National Preserve. Common species may be on the edge of their range, lack favorable habitats within the preserve, or merely unobserved thus far.

Present species have been documented by National Park Service personnel in cooperation with the Heartland Network Inventory and Monitoring Program during surveys in 2002 and 2003. Additional species have been added after verified identification.


Blanchard's Cricket Frog (Acris blanchardi) Present

Bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana) Present

Cope's Gray Treefrog (Hyla chrysoscelis) Present

Green Frog (Rana clamitans) Present

Pickerel Frog (Rana palustris) Common

Plains Leopard Frog (Lithobates blairi) Present

Western Chorus Frog (Pseudacris triseriata) Present

Barred Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma mavortium) Present

Mudpuppy (Necturus maculosus) Common

Smallmouth Salamander (Ambystoma texanum) Common

American Toad (Bufo americanus) Common

Great Plains Toad (Bufo cognatus) Present

Plains Spadefoot (Spea bombifrons) Common

Western Narrowmouth Toad (Gastrophryne olivacea) Present

Woodhouse's Toad (Bufo woodhouseii) Present

Last updated: December 2, 2021

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