This list includes the 34 species of amphibians and reptiles known to occur on the Konza Prairie Biological Station as of 1 August, 1993. For more information on these animals on the Konza Prairie and throughout Kansas, refer to the following publications -

Heinrich, M.L., and D.W. Kaufman. 1985. Herpetofauna of the Konza Prairie Biological Station, Kansas. Prairie Naturalist 17(2):101-112.

Collins, J.T. 1993. Amphibians and reptiles in Kansas. University Press of Kansas, Lawrence. 397 pp.


Ambystoma tigrinum mavortium (Barred Tiger Salamander)


Spea bombifrons (Plains Spadefoot)

Bufo woodhousii woodhousii (Woodhouse's Toad)

Acris crepitans blanchardi (Blanchard's Cricket Frog)

Hyla chrysoscelis (Cope's Gray Treefrog)

Pseudacris triseriata triseriata (Western Chorus Frog)

Rana blairi (Plains Leopard Frog)

Rana catesbeiana (Bullfrog)

Gastrophryne olivacea (Plains Narrowmouth Toad)


Chelydra serpentina serpentina (Common Snapping Turtle)

Chrysemys picta bellii (Western Painted Turtle)

Terrapene ornata ornata (Ornate Box Turtle)


Crotaphytus collaris collaris (Eastern Collared Lizard)

Phrynosoma cornutum (Texas Horned Lizard)

Eumeces obsoletus (Great Plains Skink)

Eumeces septentrionalis (Northern Prairie Skink)

Scincella lateralis (Ground Skink)

Cnemidophorus sexlineatus viridis (Prairie Racerunner)

Ophisaurus attenuatus (Western Slender Glass Lizard)


Carphophis vermis (Western Worm Snake)

Diadophis punctatus arnyi (Prairie Ringneck Snake)

Tantilla gracilis (Flathead Snake)

Coluber constrictor flaviventris (Eastern Yellowbelly Racer)

Elaphe emoryi (Great Plains Rat Snake)

Elaphe obsoleta obsoleta (Black Rat Snake)

Lampropeltis calligaster (Prairie Kingsnake)

Lampropeltis getula (Common Kingsnake)

Lampropeltis triangulum (Milk Snake)

Pituophis catenifer sayi (Bullsnake)

Nerodia sipedon sipedon (Northern Water Snake)

Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis (Red-sided Garter Snake)

Tropidoclonion lineatum (Lined Snake)

Storeria dekayi texana (Texas Brown Snake)

Agkistrodon contortrix phaeogaster (Osage Copperhead)