2960 thumb Reptiles of Alabama

This guide is a reference for identifying species of alligators, lizards, snakes and turtles reported from Alabama. If you have additions or corrections please send them to jpfriel@ua.edu. Another useful resource for help with ...more ↓

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American Alligator 1
Alligator mississippiensis
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Green Anole 2
Anolis carolinensis
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Brown Anole 3
Anolis sagrei
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Eastern Slender Glass Lizard 4
Ophisaurus attenuatus
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Mimic Glass Lizard 1
Ophisaurus mimicus
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Eastern Glass Lizard 5
Ophisaurus ventralis
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Eastern Fence Lizard 6
Sceloporus undulatus
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Little Brown Skink 7
Scincella lateralis
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Coal Skink 4
Plestiodon anthracinus
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Northern Mole Skink 4
Plestiodon egregius
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Common Five-lined Skink 8
Plestiodon fasciatus
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Southeastern Five-lined Skink 9
Plestiodon inexpectatus
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Broad-headed Skink 10
Plestiodon laticeps
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Mediterranean House Gecko 7
Hemidactylus turcicus
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Six-lined Racerunner 5
Aspidoscelis sexlineata
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Black Swampsnake 5
Seminatrix pygaea
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Rough Earthsnake 11
Virginia striatula
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Eastern Earth Snake 12
Virginia valeriae valeriae
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Ribbon Snake 13
Thamnophis sauritus
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Common Garter Snake 14
Thamnophis sirtalis
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Eastern Garter Snake 15
Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis
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Brown Snake 16
Storeria dekayi
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Midland Brown Snake 17
Storeria dekayi wrightorum
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Redbelly Snake 4
Storeria occipitomaculata
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Striped Crayfish Snake 4
Regina alleni
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Glossy Crayfish Snake 11
Regina rigida
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Queen Snake 18
Regina septemvittata
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Mississippi Green Watersnake 4
Nerodia cyclopion
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Plain-bellied Water Snake 20
Nerodia erythrogaster
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Yellowbelly Water Snake 5
Nerodia erythrogaster flavigaster
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Banded Water Snake 5
Nerodia fasciata
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Southern Banded Water Snake 21
Nerodia fasciata fasciata
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Florida Green Watersnake 5
Nerodia floridana
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Diamondback Watersnake 12
Nerodia rhombifer
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Northern Watersnake 12
Nerodia sipedon
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Northern Water Snake 22
Nerodia sipedon sipedon
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Brown Watersnake 5
Nerodia taxispilota
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Ringneck Snake 7
Diadophis punctatus
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Southern Ringneck Snake 23
Diadophis punctatus punctatus
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Eastern Worm Snake 11
Carphophis amoenus
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Pine Woods Littersnake 4
Rhadinaea flavilata
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Eastern Hognose Snake 24
Heterodon platirhinos
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Southern Hog-nosed Snake 4
Heterodon simus
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Mud Snake 5
Farancia abacura
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Rainbow Snake 4
Farancia erytrogramma
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Racer 25
Coluber constrictor
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Southern Black Racer 26
Coluber constrictor priapus
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Coachwhip 27
Coluber flagellum
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Scarlet Snake 7
Cemophora coccinea
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Northern Scarlet Snake 28
Cemophora coccinea copei
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Southeastern Crowned Snake 11
Tantilla coronata
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pine snake 27
Pituophis melanoleucus
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Rough Green Snake 19
Opheodrys aestivus
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Yellow-bellied Kingsnake 11
Lampropeltis calligaster
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Scarlet Kingsnake 29
Lampropeltis elapsoides
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Common Kingsnake 30
Lampropeltis getula
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Black Kingsnake 31
Lampropeltis nigra
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Eastern Indigo Snake 32
Drymarchon couperi
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Corn Snake 5
Pantherophis guttatus
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Eastern Rat Snake 33
Pantherophis alleghaniensis
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Gray Ratsnake 34
Pantherophis spiloides
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Eastern Coral Snake 35
Micrurus fulvius
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Copperhead 6
Agkistrodon contortrix
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Cottonmouth 5
Agkistrodon piscivorus
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Western Cottonmouth 5
Agkistrodon piscivorus leucostoma
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Eastern Cottonmouth 4
Agkistrodon piscivorus piscivorus
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Southern Copperhead 36
Agkistrodon contortrix contortrix
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Timber Rattlesnake 37
Crotalus horridus
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Pygmy Rattlesnake 5
Sistrurus miliarius
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Dusky Pigmy Rattlesnake 21
Sistrurus miliarius barbouri
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Gulf Coast Smooth Softshell 41
Apalone mutica calvata
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Midland Smooth Softshell 42
Apalone mutica mutica
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Eastern Spiny Softshell 43
Apalone spinifera
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Spiny Soft-Shell Turtle 43
Apalone spinifera spinifera
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Common Snapping Turtle 44
Chelydra serpentina
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Alligator Snapping Turtle 45
Macrochelys temminckii
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Razor-backed Musk Turtle 46
Sternotherus carinatus
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Flattened Musk Turtle 47
Sternotherus depressus
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Stripe-necked Musk Turtle 4
Sternotherus minor
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Common Musk Turtle 48
Sternotherus odoratus
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Eastern Mud Turtle 19
Kinosternon subrubrum
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Common Box Turtle 49
Terrapene carolina
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Eastern Box Turtle 50
Terrapene carolina carolina
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Three-toed Box Turtle 51
Terrapene carolina triunguis
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Western Chicken Turtle 52
Deirochelys reticularia
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Southern Painted Turtle 53
Chrysemys dorsalis
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Painted Turtle 54
Chrysemys picta
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Pond Slider 34
Trachemys scripta
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Red-eared Slider 55
Trachemys scripta elegans
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Alabama Red-bellied Turtle 56
Pseudemys alabamensis
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River Cooter 57
Pseudemys concinna
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Coastal Plain Cooter 58
Pseudemys concinna floridana
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Northern Diamondback Terrapin 4
Malaclemys terrapin
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Barbour's Map Turtle 4
Graptemys barbouri

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