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Westmoreland County

The species listed below are verified in the county from the Pennsylvania Amphibian and Reptile Survey. This list does not show historic species documented in the county prior to 2013.

Frogs & Toads

Eastern American Toad

Anaxyrus americanus

Cope’s Gray Treefrog

Hyla chrysoscelis

Gray Treefrog

Hyla versicolor

American Bullfrog

Lithobates catesbeianus

Green Frog

Lithobates clamitans

Pickerel Frog

Lithobates palustris

Wood Frog

Lithobates sylvaticus

Mountain Chorus Frog

Pseudacris brachyphona

Spring Peeper

Pseudacris crucifer


Common Five-lined Skink

Plestiodon fasciatus

Eastern Fence Lizard

Sceloporus undulatus


Jefferson Salamander

Ambystoma jeffersonianum

Spotted Salamander

Ambystoma maculatum

Eastern Hellbender

Cryptobranchus alleganiensis

Northern Dusky Salamander

Desmognathus fuscus fuscus

Seal Salamander

Desmognathus monticola

Allegheny Mountain Dusky Salamander

Desmognathus ochrophaeus

Long-tailed Salamander

Eurycea longicauda

Northern Spring Salamander

Gyrinophilus p. porphyriticus

Four-toed Salamander

Hemidactylium scutatum

Common Mudpuppy

Necturus maculosus

Red-spotted Newt

Notophthalmus v. viridescens

Northern Ravine Salamander

Plethodon electromorphus

Northern Slimy Salamander

Plethodon glutinosus

Valley & Ridge Salamander

Plethodon hoffmani

Wehrle’s Salamander

Plethodon wehrlei

Northern Red Salamander

Pseudotriton r. ruber


Northern Copperhead

Agkistrodon contortrix

Northern Racer

Coluber constrictor constrictor

Timber Rattlesnake

Crotalus horridus

Northern Ring-necked Snake

Diadophis punctatus edwardsii

Eastern Milksnake

Lampropeltis triangulum triangulum

Northern Watersnake

Nerodia sipedon sipedon

Smooth Greensnake

Opheodrys vernalis

Eastern Ratsnake

Pantherophis alleghaniensis


Regina septemvittata

Dekay’s Brownsnake

Storeria dekayi

Red-bellied Snake

Storeria occipitomaculata

Eastern Gartersnake

Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis


Snapping Turtle

Chelydra serpentina

Midland Painted Turtle

Chrysemys picta marginata

Spotted Turtle

Clemmys guttata

Wood Turtle

Glyptemys insculpta

Northern Map Turtle

Graptemys geographica

Pond Sliders

Red-eared Slider (Trachemys scripta elegans) & Yellow-bellied Slider (Trachemys scripta elegans scripta)

Eastern Musk Turtle

Sternotherus odoratus

Eastern Box Turtle

Terrapene carolina carolina