Amphibians and Reptiles of Jokers Hill
Updated: September 14, 2020
King Township, Regional Municipality of York
Tubba Babar and Peter M. Kotanen*
Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
University of Toronto Mississauga
3359 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, ON, Canada L5L 1C6
*Correspondence author. e-mail: email@example.com
The first edition of this list was compiled by C. Sean Blaney and was published as an appendix to his M.Sc. thesis (Blaney C.S. 1999. Seed bank dynamics of native and exotic plants in open uplands of southern Ontario. University of Toronto. https://tspace.library.utoronto.ca/handle/1807/14382/). It subsequently was formatted for the web by P.M. Kotanen and made available on the Koffler Scientific Reserve website (http://ksr.utoronto.ca/), where it was revised periodically to reflect additions and taxonomic changes. This second edition represents a major revision reflecting recent phylogenetic and nomenclatural changes and adding additional species ; it will be updated periodically.
This list is based on observations at this site by C.S. Blaney, P.M. Kotanen, and others beginning in 1997, supplemented with observations by property manager W. Fox between 1971 and 1998. Phylogenetic classification and scientific and English nomenclature follow the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles (SSAR) North American Species Names Database (https://ssarherps.org/publications/north-american-checklist/).
The list includes all amphibians and reptiles observed within the Koffler Scientific Reserve during the observation period. All of the 10 amphibians and 6 reptiles listed are locally native. Information on any additional species (preferably with photographs) would be welcomed by the authors.
Clicking on the latin binomial of each species will bring you to GBIF occurrence records for that species.
|Scientific Name||Common Name|
|Ambystoma maculatum (Shaw)||Spotted Salamander|
|Notophthalmus viridescens (Rafinesque)||Red-spotted Newt|
|Plethodon cinereus (Green)||Red-backed Salamander|
|Anaxyrus americanus (Holbrook)||American Toad|
|Hyla versicolor LeConte||Gray Treefrog|
|Pseudacris crucifer (Wied-Neuwied)||Spring Peeper|
|Lithobates catesbeianus (Shaw)||Bull Frog|
|Lithobates clamitans (Latreille)||Green Frog|
|Lithobates pipiens (Schreber)||Leopard Frog|
|Lithobates sylvaticus (LeConte)||Wood Frog|
|Chelydra serpentina (Linnaeus)||Snapping Turtle|
|Emydidae||(Box & Water Turtles)|
|Chrysemys picta (Schneider)||Painted Turtle|
|Emydoidea blandingii (Holbrook)||Blanding’s Turtle|
|Diadophus punctatus (Linnaeus)||Ring-necked Snake|
|Storeria occipitomaculata (Storer)||Red-bellied Snake|
|Thamnophis sirtalis (Linnaeus)||Garter Snake|