Minnesota's Amphibian and Reptile Distribution Maps

Distribution maps of Minnesota's amphibians and reptiles are being prepared for the revision of Amphibians and Reptiles Native to Minnesota. County and subcounty This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. (227 kb) records will be updated periodically as new records become available.

You may report your amphibian and reptile observations to DNR staff.

  • Salamanders
  • Frogs & Toads
  • Turtles
  • Lizards
  • Snakes
  • All Amphibians and Reptiles
Map Common name Scientific name

Blue-spotted Salamander Ambystoma laterale

Spotted Salamander Ambystoma maculatum

Western Tiger Salamander Ambystoma mavortium

Eastern Tiger Salamander Ambystoma tigrinum

Four-toed Salamander

Hemidactylium scutatum

Eastern Red-backed Salamander Plethodon cinereus

Mudpuppy Necturus maculosus

Eastern Newt Notophthalmus viridescens

Map files containing all salamander species together may also be viewed and downloaded.

  • Maps This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. (1.5mb), all salamander species combined, one map per page
  • Maps This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. (1.3mb), all salamander species combined, two maps per page
Map Common name Scientific name

American Toad Anaxyrus americanus

Great Plains Toad Anaxyrus cognatus

Canadian Toad Anaxyrus hemiophrys

Blanchard's Cricket Frog

Acris blanchardi

Cope’s Gray Treefrog Hyla chrysoscelis

Gray Treefrog Hyla versicolor

Spring Peeper Pseudacris crucifer

Boreal Chorus Frog Pseudacris maculata

American Bullfrog Lithobates catesbeianus

Green Frog Lithobates clamitans

Pickerel Frog Lithobates palustris

Northern Leopard Frog Lithobates pipiens

Mink Frog Lithobates septentrionalis

Wood Frog Lithobates sylvaticus

Map files containing all frog and toad species together may also be viewed and downloaded.

  • Maps This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. (1.2mb), all frog and toad species, one map per page
  • Maps This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. (1.8mb), all frog and toad species, two maps per page
Map Common name Scientific name

Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Painted Turtle Chrysemys picta

Blanding's Turtle Emydoidea blandingii

Wood Turtle Glyptemys insculpta

Northern Map Turtle Graptemys geographica

Southern Map Turtle Graptemys ouachitensis

False Map Turtle Graptemys pseudogeographica

Eastern Musk Turtle (not native to MN) Sternotherus odoratus

Pond Slider (not native to MN) Trachemys scripta

Smooth Softshell Apalone mutica

Spiny Softshell Apalone spinifera

Map files containing all turtle species together may also be viewed and downloaded.

  • Maps This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. (1.4mb), all turtle species combined, one map per page
  • Maps This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. (1.7mb), all turtle species combined, two maps per page
Map Common name Scientific name

Five-lined Skink

Plestiodon fasciatus

Prairie Skink Plestiodon septentrionalis

Six-lined Racerunner Aspidoscelis sexlineata
Map files containing all lizard species together may also be viewed and downloaded.
  • Maps This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. (475kb), all lizard species combined, one map per page
  • Maps This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. (305kb), all lizard species combined, two maps per page
Map Common name Scientific name

North American Racer Coluber constrictor

Ring-necked Snake Diadophis punctatus

Plains Hog-nosed Snake Heterodon nasicus

Eastern Hog-nosed Snake Heterodon platirhinos

Milksnake Lampropeltis triangulum

Northern Watersnake Nerodia sipedon

Smooth Greensnake Opheodrys vernalis

Western Ratsnake Pantherophis obsoletus

Western Foxsnake Pantherophis ramspotti

Gophersnake Pituophis catenifer

Dekay's Brownsnake Storeria dekayi

Red-bellied Snake Storeria occipitomaculata

Plains Gartersnake Thamnophis radix

Common Gartersnake Thamnophis sirtalis

Lined Snake Tropidoclonion lineatum

Timber Rattlesnake Crotalus horridus

Massasauga Sistrurus catenatus

Map files containing all snake species together may also be viewed and downloaded.

  • Maps This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. (2mb), all snake species combined, one map per page
  • Maps This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. (1.4mb), all snake species combined, two maps per page
Salamanders
Map Common name Scientific name

Blue-spotted Salamander Ambystoma laterale

Spotted Salamander Ambystoma maculatum

Western Tiger Salamander Ambystoma mavortium

Eastern Tiger Salamander Ambystoma tigrinum

Four-toed Salamander

Hemidactylium scutatum

Eastern Red-backed Salamander Plethodon cinereus

Mudpuppy Necturus maculosus

Eastern Newt Notophthalmus viridescens

Frogs & Toads
Map Common name Scientific name

American Toad Anaxyrus americanus

Great Plains Toad Anaxyrus cognatus

Canadian Toad Anaxyrus hemiophrys

Blanchard's Cricket Frog

Acris blanchardi

Cope's Gray Treefrog Hyla chrysoscelis

Gray Treefrog Hyla versicolor

Spring Peeper Pseudacris crucifer

Boreal Chorus Frog Pseudacris maculata

American Bullfrog Lithobates catesbeianus

Green Frog Lithobates clamitans

Pickerel Frog Lithobates palustris

Northern Leopard Frog Lithobates pipiens

Mink Frog Lithobates septentrionalis

Wood Frog Lithobates sylvaticus

Turtles
Map Common name Scientific name

Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Painted Turtle Chrysemys picta

Blanding's Turtle Emydoidea blandingii

Wood Turtle Glyptemys insculpta

Northern Map Turtle Graptemys geographica

Southern Map Turtle Graptemys ouachitensis

False Map Turtle Graptemys pseudogeographica

Eastern Musk Turtle (not native to MN) Sternotherus odoratus

Pond Slider (not native to MN) Trachemys scripta

Smooth Softshell Apalone mutica

Spiny Softshell Apalone spinifera

Lizards
Map Common name Scientific name

Common Five-lined Skink

Plestiodon fasciatus

Prairie Skink Plestiodon septentrionalis

Six-lined Racerunner Aspidoscelis sexlineata

Snakes
Map Common name Scientific name

North American Racer Coluber constrictor

Ring-necked Snake Diadophis punctatus

Plains Hog-nosed Snake Heterodon nasicus

Eastern Hog-nosed Snake Heterodon platirhinos

Milksnake Lampropeltis triangulum

Northern Watersnake Nerodia sipedon

Smooth Greensnake Opheodrys vernalis

Western Ratsnake Pantherophis obsoletus

Western Foxsnake Pantherophis ramspotti

Gophersnake Pituophis catenifer

Dekay's Brownsnake Storeria dekayi

Red-bellied Snake Storeria occipitomaculata

Plains Gartersnake Thamnophis radix

Common Gartersnake Thamnophis sirtalis

Lined Snake Tropidoclonion lineatum

Massasauga Sistrurus catenatus

Timber Rattlesnake Crotalus horridus

Map files containing all amphibian and reptile species together may also be viewed and downloaded.

  • Maps This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. (6.7mb), all amphibian and reptile species combined, one map per page
  • Maps This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. (7.3mb), all amphibian and reptile, two maps per page

 

Participate in updating county records by reporting your observations

Email a report including photos when possible: mcbs.e-report@state.mn.us
Or call the toll free MBS Animal Report Line: 1-888-345-1730

Please include the following information in your report:

Carol Hall
MN DNR, Box 25
500 Lafayette Rd.
St. Paul, MN 55155

or

John Moriarty
3261 Victoria Street
Shoreview, MN 55126
frogs@umn.edu