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The Reptiles and Amphibians of Northeastern Minnesota By: Christopher E. Smith Erica P. Hoaglund.

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2 The Reptiles and Amphibians of Northeastern Minnesota By: Christopher E. Smith Erica P. Hoaglund

3 northern leopard frog Photo by J. LeClere A-typical morph Dorsal lateral ridges “Leopard print” coloration

4 American toad Photo by J. LeClere Feigning death Click to hear American toad call

5 mink frog Click to hear a mink frog call Lacking dorsal lateral ridges Green upper lip Hind foot webbing

6 green frog Click to hear green frog call Male Female HAS dorsal lateral ridges Green upper lip

7 wood frog Click to hear wood Frog chorus Wood frogs in amplexus White upper lip Dark mask behind eyes

8 blue-spotted salamander Blue-spotted coloration 10 to 15 cm Forest dweller, near small ponds with moist soil

9 tiger salamander Abundant cosmopolitan species, but very secretive Larva aquatic, thus require permanent bodies of water in which to breed

10 eastern garter snake 3 Yellow stripes Harmless Most common species of snake in Minnesota Found in a variety of habitat types, often close to human activity

11 redbelly snake Bright red underbelly scales 10 to 25 cm long Harmless Ovoviviparous Found throughout Minnesota

12 painted turtle Abundant species in Minnesota Often found in close proximity to human activities Often seen in the spring crossing roads

13 common snapping turtle Largest species of turtle in Minnesota Omnivorous Capable of eating waterfowl, but rarely eat game fish

14 More info-  For info on all of Minnesota’s herps visit-  For info on all of Iowa’s herps visit- Other useful links- The Minnesota Herpetological Society The Minnesota Herpetological Society H.E.R.P. - Herpetological Education & Research Project H.E.R.P. - Herpetological Education & Research Project Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles The Center For North American Herpetology The Center For North American Herpetology


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