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Amphibians and Reptiles of Jokers Hill

Updated: August 11, 2020

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King Township, Regional Municipality of York

C.S. Blaney and P.M. Kotanen*

*Correspondence author:
Department of Biology
University of Toronto, Mississauga
e-mail: peter.kotanen@utoronto.ca

The following species were recorded during in 1997 or 1999 by C.S. Blaney and P.M. Kotanen, or by property manager William Fox between 1971 and the present. Blanding’s Turtle was added based on observations by Denon Start in 2014. See Blaney (1999) for details (Seed Bank Dynamics of Native and Exotic Plants in Open Uplands of Southern Ontario: M.Sc. Thesis, University of Toronto, Department of Botany).


Scientific NameCommon Name
Ambystoma maculatumSpotted Salamander
Notopthalmus viridescensRed-spotted Newt
PLETHODONTIDAE Lungless Salamanders
Plethodon cinereusRed-backed Salamander
HYLIDAE Treefrogs
Pseudacris cruciferSpring Peeper
Hyla versicolorGray Treefrog
RANIDAE True Frogs
Rana catesbianaBull Frog
Rana clamitansGreen Frog
Rana pipiensLeopard Frog
Rana sylvaticaWood Frog
Bufo americanaAmerican Toad


Scientific NameCommon Name
CHELYDRIDAE Snapping Turtles
Chelyra serpentinaSnapping Turtle
EMYDIDAE Box and Water Turtles
Chrysemys pictaPainted Turtle
Emydoidea blandingiiBlanding’s Turtle
COLUBRIDAE Colubrid Snakes
Thamnophis sirtalisGarter Snake
Storeria occipitomaculataRed-bellied Snake
Diadophus punctatusRing-necked Snake

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