Want to go catch turtles?

Come join the Turtle Survival Alliance at Comal Springs on November 7th, 8th, and 9th!

The North American Freshwater Turtle Research Group is the official North American research group for the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA). This project started in 1999 at a single site in Florida and has grown over the years to include 8 state parks / preserves in Florida, Comal Springs the largest freshwater spring in Texas, Horse Shoe lake in Tennessee a large 40 acre lake, with more sites to come. With sites being planned in Virginia and Pennsylvania. The group’s main focus is longterm population monitoring of freshwater turtle assemblages. Our goal is to study each site for ~25 years to see the changes in turtle populations and communities and to act as an early warning system if negative trends are observed. We capture all turtles observed in our sites by snorkeling or by trap. All turtles are marked with two methods. Standard morphometrics are taken and overall health and damage is ...more ↓

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Lizards Suborder Sauria

Observer

melindawpajak

Date

December 17, 2014 11:24 AM CST

andygluesenkamp Project curator ID

Anolis carolinensis

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What

American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

Observer

scottking

Date

June 12, 2012 12:25 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

American Alligator
Choke Canyon State Park
Three Rivers, Texas

andygluesenkamp Project curator ID

Alligator mississippiensis

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

Observer

annikaml

Date

May 4, 2012 07:55 AM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

andygluesenkamp Project curator ID

Alligator mississippiensis

Photos / Sounds

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What

Common Spotted Whiptail Aspidoscelis gularis

Observer

scottking

Date

June 13, 2012 11:10 AM CDT

Description

Eastern Whiptail?
National Butterfly Center
Mission, Texas

andygluesenkamp Project curator ID

Aspidoscelis gularis

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Western Ribbon Snake Thamnophis proximus

Observer

connor22

Date

December 17, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

andygluesenkamp Project curator ID

Thamnophis proximus

Photos / Sounds

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What

Western Ribbon Snake Thamnophis proximus

Observer

scottking

Date

June 13, 2012 01:27 PM CDT

Description

Western Ribbon Snake
Bentsen Rio Grande State Park
Mission, Texas

andygluesenkamp Project curator ID

Thamnophis proximus

Photos / Sounds

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Mexican Milksnake Lampropeltis triangulum ssp. annulata

Observer

gtsalmon

Date

June 5, 2004 08:37 AM CDT

Description

AOR adult male on Hwy 385: ~ 5.5 miles South of Marathon. Collected by Ed Acuna. GTS 319. UTA DC 7198. This specimen would best be classified as a Big Bend Milksnake (L. t. celaenops). Date on image is not accurate.

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What

Northern Black-tailed Rattlesnake Crotalus molossus ssp. molossus

Observer

kucycads

Date

December 10, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

young snake, probably just ate a Peromyscus-sized rodent

andygluesenkamp Project curator ID

Crotalus molossus ssp. molossus

Photos / Sounds

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What

Mexican Milksnake Lampropeltis triangulum ssp. annulata

Observer

connor22

Date

October 25, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Yellow Mud Turtle Kinosternon flavescens

Observer

connor22

Date

December 17, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

andygluesenkamp Project curator ID

Kinosternon flavescens

Photos / Sounds

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What

Western Slimy Salamander Plethodon albagula

Observer

connor22

Date

December 11, 2014

andygluesenkamp Project curator ID

Plethodon albagula

Photos / Sounds

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What

Texas Banded Gecko Coleonyx brevis

Observer

kucycads

Date

December 11, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

just making sure that it isn't a Reticulate Banded Gecko

andygluesenkamp Project curator ID

Coleonyx brevis

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What

Trans-pecos Rat Snake Bogertophis subocularis

Observer

gtsalmon

Date

June 27, 2009 12:45 AM CDT

Description

DOR on Hwy 90. Imaged only. GTS 760. UTA DC 7290-91. Map point is approximate.

andygluesenkamp Project curator ID

Bogertophis subocularis

Photos / Sounds

What

Blacktail Rattlesnake Crotalus molossus

Observer

gtsalmon

Date

June 26, 2009 09:52 PM CDT

Description

AOR on Hwy 90. Imaged only. GTS 759. UTA DC 7288-89. Map point is approximate.

andygluesenkamp Project curator ID

Crotalus molossus

Photos / Sounds

What

Blacktail Rattlesnake Crotalus molossus

Observer

gtsalmon

Date

July 6, 2009 02:14 AM CDT

Description

AOR old adult male on FM 2627. Imaged only. GTS 801. UTA DC 7428-29. Map point is approximate.

andygluesenkamp Project curator ID

Crotalus molossus

Photos / Sounds

What

Trans-Pecos Ratsnake Bogertophis subocularis

Observer

gtsalmon

Date

July 6, 2009 01:38 AM CDT

Description

AOR adult on FM 2627. Imaged only. GTS 800. UTA DC 7308-09. Map point is approximate.

andygluesenkamp Project curator ID

Bogertophis subocularis

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What

Greater Earless Lizard Cophosaurus texanus

Observer

gtsalmon

Date

July 6, 2009 12:48 AM CDT

Description

AOR on FM 2627. Imaged only. GTS 799. UTA DC 7307. Map point is approximate.

andygluesenkamp Project curator ID

Cophosaurus texanus

Photos / Sounds

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Desert Kingsnake Lampropeltis splendida

Observer

gtsalmon

Date

May 25, 2012 11:00 PM CDT

Description

AOR juvenile female on FM 2050 N of Bruni. Imaged only. GTS 1262 (Salmon, Criglow and Skubowius). Map point is approximate.

andygluesenkamp Project curator ID

Lampropeltis splendida

Photos / Sounds

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Great Plains Rat Snake Pantherophis emoryi

Observer

gtsalmon

Date

May 26, 2012 11:20 PM CDT

Description

DOR on Ranger Creek Road. Imaged only. GTS 1271. Map point is approximate. Found by Mary Finley Salmon at 11:20 PM on 5/26/12.

andygluesenkamp Project curator ID

Pantherophis emoryi

Photos / Sounds

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What

Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

Observer

timcole

Date

December 18, 2014 02:18 PM CST

Place

(Somewhere...)

andygluesenkamp Project curator ID

Hemidactylus turcicus

Photos / Sounds

What

Western Ribbon Snake Thamnophis proximus

Observer

gtsalmon

Date

May 15, 2012 09:05 PM CDT

Description

DOR young adult on Ranger Creek Road. Imaged only. GTS 1272.

andygluesenkamp Project curator ID

Thamnophis proximus

Photos / Sounds

What

Long-nosed Snake Rhinocheilus lecontei

Observer

gtsalmon

Date

May 27, 2012 01:05 AM CDT

Description

DOR adult on Hwy 16. Imaged only. GTS 1269. Map point is approximate.

andygluesenkamp Project curator ID

Rhinocheilus lecontei

Photos / Sounds

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What

Great Plains Ratsnake Pantherophis emoryi

Observer

gtsalmon

Date

May 25, 2012 11:22 PM CDT

Description

AOR adult on FM 2050 N of Bruni. Imaged only. GTS 1261 (Salmon, Criglow and Skubowius). Map point is approximate.

andygluesenkamp Project curator ID

Pantherophis emoryi

Photos / Sounds

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What

Long-nosed Snake Rhinocheilus lecontei

Observer

gtsalmon

Date

May 25, 2012 11:19 PM CDT

Description

AOR female adult on FM 2050 N of Bruni. Imaged only. GTS 1260 (Salmon, Criglow and Skubowius). Map point is approximate.

andygluesenkamp Project curator ID

Rhinocheilus lecontei

Photos / Sounds

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What

Long-nosed Snake Rhinocheilus lecontei

Observer

gtsalmon

Date

May 25, 2012 11:14 PM CDT

Description

AOR adult male on FM 2050 N of Bruni. Imaged only. GTS 1259 (Salmon, Criglow and Skubowius). Map point is approximate.

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What

Sonora taylori Sonora semiannulata

Observer

gtsalmon

Date

May 25, 2012 08:10 PM CDT

Description

AOR adult male on FM 2050 N of Bruni. Imaged only. GTS 1257 (Salmon, Criglow and Skubowius). Map point is approximate.

andygluesenkamp Project curator ID

Sonora semiannulata

Photos / Sounds

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Texas Night Snake Hypsiglena jani

Observer

gtsalmon

Date

May 25, 2012 11:13 PM CDT

Description

AOR adult on FM 2050 N of Bruni. Imaged only. GTS 1258 (Salmon, Criglow and Skubowius). Map point is approximate.

andygluesenkamp Project curator ID

Hypsiglena jani

Photos / Sounds

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What

Great Plains Ratsnake Pantherophis emoryi

Observer

gtsalmon

Date

May 26, 2012 08:56 PM CDT

Description

DOR adult male on FM 2050 N of Bruni. GTS 1264 (Salmon, Criglow and Skubowius). UTA-R 60260. Map point is approximate. Imaged during preparation as a preserved specimen.

andygluesenkamp Project curator ID

Pantherophis emoryi

Photos / Sounds

What

Bullsnake Pituophis catenifer ssp. sayi

Observer

gtsalmon

Date

May 26, 2012 08:48 PM CDT

Description

DOR adult male on FM 2050. GTS 1263 (Salmon, Criglow and Skubowius). UTA-R 60259. Map point is approximate.

andygluesenkamp Project curator ID

Pituophis catenifer ssp. sayi

Photos / Sounds

What

Longnose Snake Rhinocheilus lecontei

Observer

gtsalmon

Date

May 27, 2012 01:20 AM CDT

Description

DOR young adult male on Hwy 16 (~ 1 mile S of FM 3387). GTS 1270. UTA-R 60262.

andygluesenkamp Project curator ID

Rhinocheilus lecontei
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The purpose of this project is to enhance our understanding of the distribution of reptiles and amphibians in Texas. Our highest priority is to collect information on Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN). However, we hope this project will lead to a better understanding of the distribution of all reptile and amphibian species in Texas and we encourage others to use this data for ...more ↓

2281-mini cullen created this project on August 29, 2012
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