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Native Reptiles of Indiana

Click on the COMMON NAME of the Hoosier Reptiles below to EXPLORE and LEARN more about these exciting animals!

For the full list of native Indiana reptiles click here!

Do you want to see more of these animals in your backyard or neighborhood? Try checking out our Certified Wildlife Habitat™ program on ways to attract Indiana's native reptiles to your area!

Common Name
Squamata Phrynosomatidae Sceloporus  undulatus Eastern Fence Lizard  
Squamata Anguidae Ophisaurus attenuatus Slender Glass Lizard  
Squamata Teiidae Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner  
Squamata Scincidae Plestiodon fasciatus Common Five-lined Skink  
Squamata Scincidae Plestiodon laticeps Broad-headed Skink  
Squamata Scincidae Scincella  lateralis Little Brown Skink  
Squamata Natricidae Thamnophis butleri Butler's Gartersnake SE
Squamata Natricidae Thamnophis sirtalis Common Gartersnake  
Squamata Natricidae Thamnophis sauritus Eastern Ribbonsnake  
Squamata Natricidae Thamnophis radix Plains Gartersnake  
Squamata Natricidae Thamnophis proximus Western Ribbonsnake SC
Squamata Natricidae Nerodia erythrogaster neglecta Copper-bellied Watersnake FT,SE
Squamata Natricidae Nerodia rhombifer Diamond-backed Watersnake  
Squamata Natricidae Nerodia sipedon Northern Watersnake  
Squamata Natricidae Regina septemvittata Queen Snake  
Squamata Natricidae Clonophis kirtlandii Kirtland's Snake SE
Squamata Natricidae Virginia valeriae Smooth Earthsnake  
Squamata Natricidae Storeria dekayl DeKay's Brownsnake  
Squamata Natricidae Storeria occipltomaculata Red-bellied snake  
Squamata Colubridae Coluber constictor Racer  
Squamata Colubridae Opheodrys aestivus Rough Greensnake SC
Squamata Colubridae Opheodrys vernalis Smooth Greensnake SE
Squamata Colubridae Pantherophis spiloides Gray Ratsnake  
Squamata Colubridae Pantherophis vulpinus Western Foxsnake  
Squamata Colubridae Pituophis catenifer sayi Bullsnake  
Squamata Colubridae Lampropeltis nigra Black Kingsnake  
Squamata Colubridae Lampropeltis t. syspila Red Milksnake  
Squamata Colubridae Lampropeltis t. triangulum Eastern Milksnake  
Squamata Colubridae Lampropeltis c. calligaster  Prairie Kingsnake  
Squamata Colubridae Cemophora coccinea Scarletsnake SE
Squamata Colubridae Tantilla coronata Southeastern Crowned Snake SE
Squamata Crotalidae Agkistrodon contortrix Copperhead  
Squamata Crotalidae Sistrurus catenatus Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake  
Squamata Crotalidae Agkistrodon piscivorus Cottonmouth  
Squamata Crotalidae Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake SE
Squamata Xenodontidae Heterdon platirhinos Eastern hog-nosed snake  
Squamata Xenodontidae Farancia abacura Red-bellied Mudsnake SC
Squamata Dipsadinae Diadophis punctatus Ring necked snake  
Squamata Dipsadinae Carphophis amoenus Eastern Wormsnake  
Testudines Chelydridae Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle  
Testudines Chelydridae Macrochelys temminckii Alligator Snapping Turtle SE
Testudines Kinosternidae Sternotherus odoratus Eastern Musk Turtle  
Testudines Kinosternidae Kinosternon subrubrum Eastern Mud Turtle SE
Testudines Emydidae Emys blandingii Blanding's Turtle SE
Testudines Emydidae Terrapene c. carolina Eastern Box Turtle SP
Testudines Emydidae Chrysemys picta Painted Turtle  
Testudines Emydidae Clemmys guttata Spotted Turtle SE
Testudines Emydidae Trachemys s. elegans Red-eared Slider  
Testudines Emydidae Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle SE
Testudines Emydidae Graptemys geographica Northern Map Turtle  
Testudines Emydidae Graptemys pseudogeographica False Map Turtle  
Testudines Emydidae Graptemys ouachitensis Ouachita Map Turtle  
Testudines Emydidae Pseudemys concinna River Cooter SE
Testudines Trionychidae Apalone mutica Smooth Softshell  
Testudines Trionychidae Apalone spinifera Spiny Softshell  


* Key to Status: Speical Protected (SP), Special Concern (SC), State Endangered (SE), Federal Threatened (FT), Federal Endangered (FE), Federal Candidate (FC), exotic/introduced (X)

October 2015 - Data provided Courtesy Indiana DNR