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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 10-301


2010 List of Native Species for Purposes of 58 Pa. Code Chapter 79

[40 Pa.B. 946]
[Saturday, February 13, 2010]

 Under 58 Pa. Code § 79.1 (relating to definitions), the Fish and Boat Commission (Commission) is publishing the following list of reptile and amphibian species and subspecies, where applicable, that the Commission has determined are native species for purposes of 58 Pa. Code Chapter 79 (relating to reptiles and amphibians). The Commission's regulations define ''native species'' as a reptile or amphibian species or subspecies, where applicable, that has not been introduced into this Commonwealth and occurs historically within the boundaries of this Commonwealth. The Commission's regulations go on to state that the Commission will from time to time publish in the Pennsylvania Bulletin a list of reptile and amphibian species and subspecies, where applicable, that it has determined to be native species.

Scientific Name Common Name PA Status
Acris crepitans crepitans Northern Cricket Frog S
Agkistrodon contortrix Copperhead S
Ambystoma jeffersonianum Jefferson Salamander S
Ambystoma laterale Blue-spotted Salamander S
Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander A
Ambystoma opacum Marbled Salamander S
Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger Salamander X
Aneides aeneus Green Salamander T
Apalone mutica mutica Midland Smooth Softshell X
Apalone spinifera spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell A
Anaxyrus americanus americanus Eastern American Toad A
Anaxyrus fowleri Fowler's Toad S
Carphophis amoenus amoenus Eastern Worm Snake S
Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle A
Chyrsemys picta marginata Midland Painted Turtle A
Chyrsemys picta picta Eastern Painted Turtle A
Clemmys guttata Spotted Turtle S
Clonophis kirtlandii Kirtland's Snake E
Coluber constrictor constrictor Northern Black Racer A
Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake C
Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis Eastern Hellbender S
Desmognathus fuscus Northern Dusky Salamander A
Desmognathus monticola Seal Salamander A
Desmognathus ochrophaeus Allegheny Mountain Dusky Salamander A
Diadophis punctatus edwardsii Northern Ringneck Snake A
Pantherophis alleghaniensis Eastern Ratsnake A
Emydoidea blandingii Blanding's Turtle C
Plestiodon anthracinus anthracinus Northern Coal Skink S
Plestiodon fasciatus Five-lined Skink A
Plestiodon laticeps Broadhead Skink C
Eurycea bislineata Northern Two-lined Salamander A
Eurycea longicauda longicauda Longtail Salamander A
Glyptemys insculpta Wood Turtle S
Glyptemys muhlenbergii Bog Turtle E
Graptemys geographica Map Turtle A
Gyrinophilus porphyriticus porphyriticus Northern Spring Salamander A
Hemidactylium scutatum Four-toed Salamander A
Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hognose Snake S
Hyla versicolor Eastern Gray Treefrog A
Kinosternum subrubrum subrubrum Eastern Mud Turtle S
Lampropeltis triangulum triangulum Eastern Milksnake A
Liochlorophis vernalis Smooth Green Snake S
Necturus maculosus Mudpuppy S
Nerodia sipedon sipedon Northern Water Snake A
Notophthalmus viridescens viridescens Eastern Red-Spotted Newt A
Opheodrys aestivus Rough Green Snake E
Plethodon cinereus Eastern Redback Salamander A
Plethodon glutinosus Northern Slimy Salamander A
Plethodon hoffmani Valley and Ridge Salamander S
Plethodon electromorphus Northern Ravine Salamander S
Plethodon wehrlei Wehrle's Salamander A
Pseudacaris crucifer Spring Peeper A
Pseudacris brachyphona Mountain Chorus Frog S
Pseudacris feriarum Upland Chorus Frog S
Pseudacris triseriata Western Chorus Frog S
Pseudacris kalmi New Jersey Chorus Frog E
Pseudemys rubriventris Redbelly Turtle T
Pseudotriton montanus montanus Eastern Mud Salamander E
Pseudotriton ruber ruber Northern Red Salamander A
Lithobates catesbeiana Bullfrog A
Lithobates clamitans melanotus Northern Green Frog A
Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog A
Lithobates pipiens Northern Leopard Frog S
Lithobates sphenocephalus utricularius Southern Leopard Frog E
Lithobates sylvatica Wood Frog A
Regina septemvittata Queen Snake S
Scaphiopus holbrookii Eastern Spadefoot E
Sceloporus undulatus Eastern Fence Lizard S
Sistrurus catenatus catenatus Eastern Massasauga E
Sternotherus odoratus Eastern Musk Turtle A
Storeria dekayi dekayi Northern Brown Snake A
Storeria occipitomaculata occipitomaculata Northern Redbelly Snake A
Terrepene carolina carolina Eastern Box Turtle S
Thamnophis brachystoma Shorthead Garter Snake S
Thamnophis sauritus sauritus Eastern Ribbon Snake S
Thamnophis sauritus septentrionalis Northern Ribbon Snake S
Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis Eastern Garter Snake A
Virginia pulchra Mountain Earth Snake S
Virginia valeriae valeriae Eastern Smooth Earth Snake S

C=Candidate Species
E=Endangered Species
S=Species of special concern, rare, not common due to one or more of the following factors: range restriction, population  decline, limited distribution, direct threats from habitat alteration, collection
T=Threatened Species
X=Extirpated, no longer occurs in PA

Acting Executive Director

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 10-301. Filed for public inspection February 12, 2010, 9:00 a.m.]

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