Reptiles and Amphibian Collection

This is a basic list of the reptile and amphibian specimens in our collection.  Use the ‘Find’ function in your browser to search for specific species (on PCs hit Ctrl F).

 


Example Record
Catalog Number Common Name Scientific Name Number of specimens
Date Collected Collector
County Precise Location Collection Notes
Reptiles
1 Painted Turtle Chrysemys picta 1
Spring 1993 JC Andrews
Nantucket Long Pond N/A
2 Painted Turtle Chrysemys picta 1
06/23/1995 Rick Newman
Nantucket NE of Altar Rock N/A
3 Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina 1
15 May 2009 Michelle Perkins
Nantucket “Madaket Road, Sanford Farm” N/A
4 Eastern Ribbon Snake Thamnophis sauritus 1
06/04/2009 Jonathan Shuster
Nantucket Squam Swamp “Died 25 Aug, 2009, 14.1, f”
5 Eastern Painted Turtle Chrysemys picta 1
31 May 2012 Julia A. Blyth
Nantucket “Millbrook Rd, Metcalfe property” Dead on path
6 Northern water snake Nerodia sipedon 1
07/10/1962 F.W. Johnson
Nantucket “Long Pond, Nantucket” N/A
7 Smooth Green Snake Opheodrys vernalis 1
05/24/1978 JVD
Nantucket Coatue Found dead
8 ribbon snake Thamnophis sauritus 1
2 Aug 1962 F.W. Johnson
Nantucket Nantucket N/A
9 Garter Snake Thamnophis sirtalis 1
07/13/1961 F.W. Johnson
Nantucket N/A N/A
10 Garter Snake Thamnophis sirtalis 1
08/21/1965 Frank W. Maurer Jr.
Nantucket Muskeget Island N/A
11 Northern Ring Snake Diadophis punctatus 1
06/30/1957 N/A
Nantucket “Long Pond, Nantucket” N/A
12 Garter Snake Thamnophis sirtalis 1
1 June 1978 CTD
Nantucket Hummock Pond Rd near Bartlett’s Farm Found dead on road
13 Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus 1
28 July 2011 N/A
Nantucket Squam Farm “Found under a board at Squam Swamp, died next day in museum”
14 Ribbon Snake Thamnophis sauritus 1
24 April 2010 A. Mckenna-Foster
Nantucket Masquetuck Caught to live in museum; killed when displaying neurological problems 12 Nov 2011
15 Ribbon Snake Thamnophis sauritus 1
23 Sept 2010 Vern Laux
Nantucket Eel Point Rd. 40th Pole Dead on road
16 Ribbon Snake Thamnophis sauritus 1
N/A N/A
Nantucket N/A N/A
17 Smooth Green Snake Opheodrys vernalis 1
N/A N/A
Nantucket N/A N/A
18 Garter Thamnophis sirtalis 1
15 Oct 2009 Ernie Steinauer
Nantucket Smooth Hummocks Coastal Preserve Killed in prescribed burn
19 Garter Thamnophis sirtalis 1
8 Nov 2011 Julia A. Blyth
Nantucket “Madaket Rd, near the dump” Dead on road
20 Garter Thamnophis sirtalis 1
13 Oct 2010 Jonathan Shuster
Nantucket 4 Vestal Street “Dead on road, going from Drake pond toward Astronomer’s cottage”
21 Garter Thamnophis sirtalis 1
2005-2007? A. Mckenna-Foster
Nantucket N/A “Female died while giving birth in museum, all babies dead”
22 Garter Snake Thamnophis sirtalis 1
27 Sept 2012 Vern Laux
Nantucket “Madaket, Massasoit Bridge” “Dead on road, east side of Massasoit Bridge”
23 Garter Snake Thamnophis sirtalis 1
27 Sept 2012 Vern Laux
Nantucket Barrett Farm Road Dead on Barrett Farm Rd
24 Garter Snake Thamnophis sirtalis 1
30 Aug 2012 Ernie Steinauer
Nantucket Polpis Rd Dead on Polpis Rd. bike path near Quidnet Rd
25 Milk Snake Lampropeltis triangulum 1
25 June 2012 Chris Bonelli
Nantucket Coskata-Coatue Dead on road
Amphibians
1 Spade-foot Toad Scaphiopus holbrookii
“18 June, 1997” William T. Maple
Nantucket Sand road on east side of Madaquesham Valley Found dead on road
2 Green Frog Rana clamitans
N/A N/A
Nantucket N/A N/A
3 Spring Peeper Pseudacris crucifer
“17 Aug, 1944” N/A
Nantucket N/A Pitcher Plant Swamp
4 Spring Peeper Pseudacris crucifer
“9 Aug, 2006” N/A
Nantucket Squam Swamp In pitfall trap

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