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Title: Selected Records of Reptiles and Amphibians from Kansas
Author: Smith, Hobart M., 1912-, Breukelman, John
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             Selected Records of Reptiles and Amphibians
                             from Kansas

                                  BY
                 JOHN BREUKELMAN AND HOBART M. SMITH


                  University of Kansas Publications
                      Museum of Natural History


                     Volume 1, No. 5, pp. 101-112
                           August 15, 1946


                         UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS
                               LAWRENCE
                                 1946



     UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS PUBLICATIONS, MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

        Editors: E. Raymond Hall, Chairman, Donald S. Farner,
                        Donald F. Hoffmeister


                     Volume 1, No. 5, pp. 101-112
                      Published August 15, 1946


                         UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS
                           Lawrence, Kansas


                              PRINTED BY
                   FERD VOILAND, JR., STATE PRINTER
                            TOPEKA, KANSAS
                                 1946

                               21-2762



             Selected Records of Reptiles and Amphibians
                             from Kansas

                                  By

                 JOHN BREUKELMAN AND HOBART M. SMITH


Preparation of a handbook of reptiles and amphibians by the junior
author has led to a survey of the collections of these animals at Kansas
State Teachers College in Emporia. Numerous locality records of interest
and importance have been accumulated there through the efforts of the
senior author and a number of his students, particularly Mr. Allen
Downs. The more important records, including the first record for Kansas
of _Rana sylvatica_, are reported here. We have not mentioned specimens
that are from counties from which the University of Kansas Museum of
Natural History already has specimens.

Specimens examined by Smith are indicated by an asterisk *; those
identified by the late Dr. F. N. Blanchard are indicated by an encircled
period ¤ (none of these specimens are now available). All other
specimens here recorded have been examined either by the senior author
or by Mr. Allen Downs, or by both. Specimen numbers, unless otherwise
indicated, are those of the Kansas State Teachers College collection.

#Triturus viridescens louisianensis# (Wolterstorff), Newt.--_Cherokee
Co._: 1 mile north and 4 miles east of Crestline (No. 164).* This is a
terrestrial adult, and provides the second known locality for the
species in the state.

#Ambystoma texanum# (Matthes), Narrow-mouthed Salamander.--_Lyon Co._:
Emporia.

#Ambystoma tigrinum mavortium# (Baird), Tiger Salamander.--_Lyon Co._:
(No. 292); 2 miles east of Americus. _Ness Co._: Ness City (No. 591).

#Scaphiopus bombifrons# Cope, Plains Spadefoot.--_Ness Co._: 4 miles
west, 1.5 miles north of Ness City (No. 592).

#Bufo americanus americanus# (Holbrook), American Toad.--_Chase Co._: 10
miles southwest of Saffordville. _Cherokee Co._: 4 miles southeast of
Columbus. _Lyon Co._: 6 miles south of Plymouth (No. 290)*; Emporia
(Nos. 442, 443).* The records from Chase and Lyon counties represent the
westernmost localities for the species in Kansas.

#Bufo cognatus# Say, Great Plains Toad.--_Ness Co._: 4 miles west and
1.5 miles north of Ness City (No. 594).

#Bufo woodhousii woodhousii# (Girard), Rocky Mountain Toad.--_Clark
Co._: 11 miles south of Bucklin (No. 401).* _Decatur Co._: Sappa Creek
near Oberlin (2 spec.).* _Ford. Co._: 5 miles southwest of Dodge City (1
spec.).* _Lyon Co._: Emporia (No. 352).* _Ness Co._: Ness City (Nos.
502-504, 595, 596)*; 4 miles west, 1.5 miles north of Ness City (No.
593).* _Sheridan Co._: Sheridan County State Park (Nos. 565-568).

#Acris crepitans# Baird, Northern Cricket Frog.--_Ness Co._: 4 miles
west and 1.5 miles north of Ness City (Nos. 506, 507, 597-606).*

#Pseudacris nigrita triseriata# (Wied), Striped Chorus Frog.--_Lyon
Co._: 10 miles south of Plymouth; 3 miles north of Emporia (No. 300); 7
miles west of Olpe; 2 miles northeast of Emporia (Nos. 434-441).*
_Neosho Co._: 3 miles west of Erie.

#Hyla versicolor versicolor# (Le Conte), Common Tree Toad.--_Chautauqua
Co._: Elk City (No. 621).

#Rana catesbeiana# Shaw, Bullfrog.--_Ness Co._: 4 miles west and 1.5
miles north of Ness City (No. 607).* _Wallace Co._: 3 miles east of
Sharon Springs (1 spec.).*

#Rana pipiens brachycephala# Cope, Leopard Frog.--_Clark Co._: 11 miles
south of Bucklin (Nos. 398-400).* _Ness Co._: 4 miles west and 1.5 miles
north of Ness City (Nos. 505, 508, 509, 608).*

#Rana sylvatica cantabrigensis# Baird, Wood Frog.--_Lyon Co._: extreme
southwestern corner, 3 miles east of Chase County line, between the
Verdigris River and the corner of the county (1 specimen, now Mus. Nat.
Hist., Univ. Kans., No. 23149).* This specimen provides for the first
time a basis for inclusion of the species in the fauna of Kansas. It
measures 50 mm. snout to vent; hind leg from vent 80 mm.; tibia 23 mm.
The ratio of hind leg to snout-vent measurement is 0.625, and that of
the tibia to snout-vent measurement is 2.17. Both figures are too high
for _Rana s. sylvatica_, in which the former ratio varies between 0.53
and 0.62, the latter ratio between 1.6 and 1.88. The ratios agree well
with those of _R. s. cantabrigensis_, in which the former ratio varies
from 0.62 to 0.75, the latter from 1.93 to 2.3. Direct comparison of the
specimen with typical examples of both subspecies substantiates its
allocation to _R. s. cantabrigensis_.

In the vicinity of Kansas, specimens of this species are known from
Missouri (St. Louis and Stone Counties only) and northwestern Arkansas
(Washington County: Winslow and Prairie Grove, Mus. Nat. Hist., Univ.
Kans., Nos. 16526, 18820, 18823). Reëxamination of these specimens
confirms their identity as _Rana sylvatica sylvatica_ to which the
Missouri specimens from Stone County undoubtedly also belong.
Accordingly this race is still to be anticipated in extreme southeastern
Kansas.

Reference of the specimen from Lyon County to _Rana s. cantabrigensis_
presents a problem in distribution, for the race is not known from
nearer Kansas than North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin and southern
Illinois, except for a record given by Cope (Bull. U. S. Nat. Mus., No.
34:437, 1889) from "western Missouri." Hurter (Trans. St. Louis Acad.
Sci., 20:123, 1911) restricts this record to Cooper County, and
presumably verifies Cope's identification. Hurter, too, recognized the
other form, _R. sylvatica_, in Missouri (Marble Cave, Stone County).
Cope distinguished between the two races (as they are now recognized)
and recorded typical _R. sylvatica_ from St. Louis. Accordingly the
specimen from Cooper County may be considered properly identified
racially. It apparently is from the locality nearest to Kansas at which
the race has been taken.

It seems highly probable that the Kansas occurrence, and possibly those
in Arkansas and Missouri also, is a relict one. It is highly improbable
that the species has a continuous distribution in either state. A wider
or more southern distribution in the past seems evident. The group to
which it belongs certainly has had a more southern range, as indicated
by Taylor's discovery in Meade County, Kansas (Univ. Kans. Sci. Bull.,
28:217, 1942), of a fossil species of _Rana_ (_parvissima_), from the
Upper Pliocene, presumably related to _sylvatica_. It may or may not
have been a direct ancestor of the living species.

#Microhyla olivacea# (Hallowell), Northern Narrow-mouthed Toad.--_Lyon
Co._: 6 miles southwest of Emporia. _Wilson Co._: 7 miles northeast of
Fall River.

#Crotaphytus collaris collaris# (Say), Collared Lizard.--_Geary Co._: 4
miles south of Fort Riley. _Wabaunsee Co._: 2 miles northeast of Alma.

#Holbrookia maculata maculata# (Girard), Earless Lizard.--_Chase Co._: 7
miles south of Saffordville (No. 350)*; 6 miles southwest of
Saffordville; 1 mile south of Saffordville (No. 338)*; 10 miles
southwest of Olpe. _Hodgeman Co._: Jetmore. _Lyon Co._: 5 miles south of
Plymouth; 6 miles southeast of Emporia; 9 miles southwest of Emporia.
_Ness Co._: 4 miles west and 1.5 miles north of Ness City (Nos. 480,
481, 484-497, 609-611)*, 6 miles west and 0.5 miles south of Ness City
(Nos. 482, 483, 498).*

#Sceloporus undulatus garmani# Boulenger, Northern Plains
Lizard.--_Ellsworth Co._: Carneiro; 10 miles south of Ellsworth.
_McPherson Co._: 4 miles west of Roxbury (No. 133). _Ness Co._: 4 miles
west and 1.5 miles north of Ness City (No. 479, 612).*

#Phrynosoma cornutum# (Harlan), Texas Horned Lizard.--_Ellsworth Co._:
10 miles south of Ellsworth. _Lyon Co._: 1 mile south of Emporia; 8
miles southwest of Emporia. _Saline Co._: Coronado Heights; 3 miles
northwest of Lindsborg.

#Ophisaurus ventralis# (Linnaeus), Glass-snake Lizard.--_Lyon Co._:
Emporia; 1 mile southwest of Emporia (No. 288).* _Rooks Co._: 5 miles
southwest of Stockton (No. 407).*

#Cnemidophorus sexlineatus# (Linnaeus), Six-lined
Racerunner.--_Ellsworth Co._: Carneiro. _Lyon Co._: 1.5 miles northwest
of Reading. _Shawnee Co._: 5 miles east of Topeka (No. 14).*

#Leiolopisma laterale# (Say), Brown Skink.--_Labette Co._: 7 miles
northwest of Mound Valley (No. 301).* _Lyon Co._: 1.5 miles northwest of
Reading. _Wilson Co._: 4 miles southwest of Coyville (No. 281).*

#Eumeces fasciatus# (Linnaeus), Common Five-lined Skink.--_Bourbon Co._:
1 mile north of Fulton. _Chase Co._: 7 miles southwest of Saffordville;
6 miles south of Clements; 2 miles south of Saffordville. _Franklin
Co._: 8 miles east of Ottawa; 2 miles south of Ottawa; 2 miles southwest
of Lane; 4 miles east of Ottawa; 5 miles southwest of Ottawa. _Labette
Co._: 2 miles southwest of Dennis; 7 miles northwest of Mound Valley.
_Lyon Co._: 1.5 miles northwest of Reading. _Miami Co._: 2.5 miles south
of Fontana. _Montgomery Co._: 5 miles west of Independence. _Neosho
Co._: 4 miles northwest of Erie (No. 318).*

#Eumeces obsoletus# (Baird and Girard), Sonoran Skink.--_Coffey Co._: 4
miles south of Gridley (No. 467).* _Ellsworth Co._: 10 miles south of
Ellsworth. _Franklin Co._: 2 miles south of Lane. _Linn Co._: 0.5 miles
north of Trading Post. _Lyon Co._: 1.5 miles northwest of Reading; 10
miles south of Plymouth; 2.5 miles northeast of Dunlap; 4 miles
southwest of Bushong; Emporia (No. 433)*; Dunlap (No. 444).* _McPherson
Co._: 4 miles west of Lindsborg. _Morris Co._: 5 miles east of Skiddy; 1
mile east of Skiddy. _Neosho Co._: 15 miles north of Parsons. _Wilson
Co._: 3 miles east of Buffalo.

#Eumeces septentrionalis septentrionalis# (Baird), Northern Prairie
Skink.--_Chase Co._: 6 miles south of Clements; 1 mile south of
Saffordville; 11 miles southwest of Olpe (No. 348).

#Diadophis punctatus arnyi# (Kennicott), Prairie Ring-necked
Snake.--_Bourbon Co._: 1 mile north of Fulton. _Chase Co._: 5 miles
southwest of Saffordville (No. 334)*; Elmdale (No. 146)*; 3 miles west
of Bazaar. _Franklin Co._: 2.5 miles southeast of Peoria; 2 miles south
of Lane. _Linn Co._: 0.5 miles north of Trading Post. _Lyon Co._: 1.5
miles northwest of Reading (Nos. 6, 372)*; Emporia. _Morris Co._: 5
miles south of Council Grove (Nos. 469-472). _Neosho Co._: 4 miles
northwest of Erie (No. 316).* _Osage Co._: 8 miles southwest of Auburn.
_Shawnee Co._: 5 miles east of Topeka. _Wabaunsee Co._: 2 miles
northeast of Alma. _Wilson Co._: 3 miles east of Buffalo.

#Carphophis amoena vermis# (Kennicott), Western Worm Snake.--_Bourbon
Co._: 6 miles northwest of Fort Scott. _Chase Co._: 6 miles southwest of
Cottonwood Falls (No. 365).* _Geary Co._: 5 miles southwest of Wreford.
_Greenwood Co._: 4 miles northwest of Lamont (Nos. 516, 517).* _Johnson
Co._: 3 miles east of De Soto. _Labette Co._: 9 miles northeast of
Parsons (No. 313).* _Linn Co._: 3.5 miles south of Pleasanton. _Lyon
Co._: 2 miles northeast of Reading; 5 miles northwest of Emporia.
_Neosho Co._: 4 miles northwest of Erie (No. 314).* _Shawnee Co._:
Wakarusa. _Wilson Co._: 2 miles northwest of Neodesha (No. 322).*

#Heterodon contortrix contortrix# (Linnaeus), Common Hog-nosed
Snake.--_Saline Co._: Coronado Heights; 3 miles northwest of Lindsborg.

#Heterodon nasicus nasicus# Baird and Girard, Western Hog-nosed
Snake.--_Chautauqua Co._: Peru. _Ness Co._: 6 miles west and 0.25 miles
south of Ness City (No. 501)*; 5 miles northwest of Ness City (Nos. 619,
620).* _Rooks Co._: Stockton (No. 418). _Scott Co._: Near Scott City
(Nos. 511-513, 515).*

#Coluber constrictor flaviventris# (Say), Blue Racer.--_Butler Co._: 3
miles south of El Dorado. _Chase Co._: 5 miles south of Saffordville
(Nos. 4, 110, 122-129, 656, 657).* _Chautauqua Co._: 1 mile south of
Chautauqua (No. 375).* _Geary Co._: 5 miles southwest of Wreford.
_Labette Co._: 7 miles northwest of Mound Valley (No. 356).* _Lyon Co._:
5 miles northwest of Reading (No. 226)*; 2 miles west of Olpe (No.
341)*; 5 miles northwest of Emporia (No. 397)*; 17 miles southwest of
Emporia (No. 655).* _McPherson Co._: 4 miles west of Roxbury. _Morris
Co._: 4 miles west of Delavan. _Neosho Co._: 4 miles northwest of Erie;
8 miles southeast of Chanute. _Ness Co._: 5 miles northwest of Ness
City (No. 617).* _Wilson Co._: 3 miles east of Buffalo; 2 miles
northwest of Neodesha; 7 miles northeast of Fall River.

#Masticophis flagellum flagellum# (Shaw), Eastern Coachwhip.--_Wilson
Co._: 2 miles northwest of Neodesha (No. 302).* _Elk Co._: 5 miles west
of Grenola (No. 3).*

#Masticophis flagellum testaceous# (Say), Western Coachwhip.--_Ness
Co._: 5 miles northwest of Ness City (No. 616).* _Rooks Co._: Stockton
(Nos. 411, 412).*

#Elaphe laeta laeta# (Baird and Girard), Emory Rat Snake.--_Chase Co._:
5 miles southwest of Saffordville (Nos. 117-120, 130, 326, 354)*; Wolf
Creek; 2 miles northeast of Strong City (No. 366).* _Coffey Co._: 7
miles east of Lebo. _McPherson Co._: Lindsborg. _Morris Co._: 10 miles
south of Council Grove (No. 230).* _Saline Co._: Salemsborg. _Wilson
Co._: 3 miles east of Buffalo (No. 161).*

#Elaphe obsoleta obsoleta# (Say), Pilot Black Snake.--_Atchison Co._:
Atchison (No. 15).* _Labette Co._: 4 miles north of Oswego (No. 320).*
_Lyon Co._: Emporia (Nos. 12, 374, 514)*; 5 miles northwest of Emporia
(No. 337); 1.5 miles northwest of Reading (No. 634).* _Morris Co._: 0.5
miles north of Wilsey. _Neosho Co._: 4 miles northwest of Erie (Nos.
321, 359).* _Wabaunsee Co._: 4 miles southwest of Alma. _Wilson Co._: 7
miles northeast of Fall River.

#Pituophis catenifer sayi# (Schlegel), Common Bull Snake.--_Atchison
Co._: Atchison. _Chase Co._: 4 miles east of Elmdale; Toledo; 13 miles
west of Emporia; Saffordville (No. 212).* _Cherokee Co._: 4 miles
southeast of Columbus. _Coffey Co._: 6 miles west of Waverly. _Ford
Co._: Bucklin (No. 405).* _Franklin Co._: 2 miles southwest of Lane.
_Hodgeman Co._: Jetmore. _Jefferson Co._: 3 miles south of Nortonville.
_McPherson Co._: Lindsborg. _Morris Co._: 3 miles southeast of Diamond
Springs; 6 miles west of Council Grove; 4 miles west of Dwight; 3 miles
north of Burdick; 3 miles east of Delavan. _Ness Co._: 4 miles west and
1.5 miles north of Ness City (Nos. 499, 500, 615).* _Rooks Co._: 5 miles
southwest of Stockton (Nos. 409, 410).*

#Lampropeltis calligaster calligaster# (Harlan), Yellow-bellied King
Snake.--_Butler Co._: U. S. Highway 54 near Greenwood County line.
_Coffey Co._: 13 miles east of Emporia. _Franklin Co._: 5 miles
southwest of Ottawa (No. 207).* _Lyon Co._: 8 miles east of Emporia (No.
2)*; 3 miles east of Emporia; 3 miles southeast of Olpe; southwest of
Emporia (No. 216); 6 miles south of Plymouth (No. 22)*; 1.5 miles
northwest of Reading (No. 633).* _McPherson Co._: Western edge of
Lindsborg. _Osage Co._: 4 miles northeast of Overbrook.

#Lampropeltis getulus holbrooki# (Stejneger), Speckled King
Snake.--_Chase Co._: 5 miles southwest of Saffordville (No. 109); 2
miles southwest of Elmdale (No. 363).* _Hodgeman Co._: Jetmore. _Lyon
Co._: 5 miles east of Emporia; 4 miles southwest of Bushong (No. 200).*
_Marion Co._: 4 miles east of Antelope (No. 10).* _Morris Co._: 1 mile
east of Skiddy. _Woodson Co._: Lake Fegan (No. 626).* _Wilson Co._: 3
miles east of Buffalo (No. 162).*

#Lampropeltis triangulum gentilis# (Baird and Girard), Western Milk
Snake.--_Chase Co._: 5 miles southwest of Saffordville (Nos. 121, 131,
406).¤ _Gove Co._: Fair Grounds (No. 18). _Greenwood Co._: 4 miles
southwest of Lamont (No. 376)¤; 6 miles south of Wilbur. _Scott Co._:
near Scott City (No. 510).*

#Lampropeltis triangulum syspila# (Cope), Red Milk Snake.--_Cherokee
Co._: 3 miles east of Crestline (No. 559). _Franklin Co._: 2 miles
southwest of Lane (No. 174).¤

#Sonora episcopa# (Kennicott), Great Plains Ground Snake.--_Wilson Co._:
2 miles northwest of Neodesha (Nos. 303-305, 323-325).*

#Natrix erythrogaster transversa# (Hallowell), Yellow-bellied Water
Snake.--_Chase Co._: 6 miles south of Clements; 6 miles southwest of
Saffordville; 3 miles east of Cottonwood Falls; 10 miles east of
Matfield Green; 7 miles south of Plymouth (No. 287); Elmdale Hill, 0.5
miles east of Elmdale (No. 291)*; 10 miles southwest of Olpe (No. 343).*
_Lyon Co._: 9 miles south of Plymouth (No. 25); Emporia (No. 30)*; 5
miles northwest of Emporia (No. 67); 1 mile north of Hartford (No.
108)*; 7 miles southeast of Saffordville (No. 283).

#Natrix grahami# (Baird and Girard), Graham Water Snake.--_Lyon Co._:
Admire; 5 miles south of Plymouth (No. 19)*; 6 miles east of Emporia
(No. 40)*; 0.5 miles north of Hartford (No. 85)*; 2 miles east of
Emporia (No. 208)*; Emporia (No. 588).*

#Natrix rhombifera# (Hallowell), Diamond-backed Water Snake.--_Lyon
Co._: 1 mile south of Emporia (Nos. 218-225)*; 8 miles northwest of
Emporia (Nos. 28, 29, 240, 261)*; 2 miles southeast of Emporia (Nos.
32-35)*; 5 miles northwest of Reading.

#Natrix sipedon sipedon# (Linnaeus), Common Water Snake.--_Barber Co._:
8 miles west of Medicine Lodge. _Bourbon Co._: 1 mile north of Fulton
(No. 184).* _Lyon Co._: 5 miles northeast of Emporia (No. 5)*; 9 miles
south of Plymouth (No. 23)*; 1 mile west of Neosho Rapids; 2 miles
southeast of Emporia (No. 142, 211)*; 9 miles northeast of Emporia (No.
41); 3 miles northwest of Emporia (No. 66); 8 miles northwest of Emporia
(Nos. 75, 78, 241, 254, 272)*; 5 miles south of Hartford (No. 86); 1
mile north of Hartford (Nos. 91, 100); 7 miles southwest of Emporia (No.
116); Emporia (No. 239). _Morris Co._: 3 miles southwest of Council
Grove. _Shawnee Co._: 4 miles east of Topeka (No. 31).*

#Haldea striatula# (Linnaeus), Southern Ground Snake.--_Cherokee Co._: 3
miles east of Crestline (No. 317)*; 2 miles north of Baxter Springs; 1
mile north and 4 miles east of Crestline.

#Thamnophis radix radix# (Baird and Girard), Plains Garter
Snake.--_Chase Co._: 5 miles southwest of Saffordville. _Lyon Co._:
Emporia (Nos. 209, 210)*; 1.5 miles northwest of Reading. _Ness Co._: 5
miles northwest of Ness City (No. 618).*

#Thamnophis sauritus proximus# (Say), Western Ribbon Snake.--_Chase
Co._: 1 mile south of Saffordville (No. 340).* _Lyon Co._: 2 miles
southeast of Emporia (No. 38)*; 5 miles northwest of Emporia (Nos.
68-70)*; 12 miles southeast of Emporia (No. 215)*; 5 miles northwest of
Reading (No. 229).* _Wilson Co._: 3 miles east of Buffalo.

#Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis# (Say), Red-sided Garter Snake.--_Barber
Co._: 8 miles north of Medicine Lodge. _Dickinson Co._: 1.5 miles
northwest of Herington. _Lyon Co._: 2.5 miles southeast of Emporia (No.
39)*; 1 mile northeast of Emporia (Nos. 43-48)*; 5 miles northwest of
Emporia (No. 71)*; 8 miles northwest of Emporia (No. 84).* _Wabaunsee
Co._: 2 miles northeast of Alma.

#Tropidoclonion lineatum# (Hallowell), Lined Snake.--_Chase Co._:
Saffordville; 3 miles northeast of Bazaar. _Labette Co._: 1 mile north
of Montana (No. 362).* _Lyon Co._: Emporia; 9 miles south and 5 miles
west of Emporia. _Marion Co._: 4 miles east of Antelope (No. 11).*
_Morris Co._: 3 miles east of Woodbine (Nos. 518-520).* _Rooks Co._: 5
miles northwest of Stockton (Nos. 414, 415).*

#Tantilla gracilis# Baird and Girard, Slender Tantilla.--_Cherokee Co._:
3 miles east of Crestline (Nos. 540-544). _Geary Co._: 4 miles south of
Fort Riley. _Wilson Co._: 3 miles east of Buffalo; 7 miles northeast of
Fall River; 2 miles northwest of Neodesha.

#Tantilla nigriceps nigriceps# Kennicott, Great Plains Black-headed
Snake.--_Rooks Co._: 5 miles northwest of Stockton (No. 416); Stockton
(No. 417). This is the northernmost known record for the species.

#Agkistrodon mokeson mokeson# (Daudin), Southern Copperhead.--_Atchison
Co._: Atchison (Nos. 201, 202, 573, 578)*; 5 miles north of Atchison
(No. 653).* _Bourbon Co._: 6 miles northwest of Fort Scott (No. 294).*
_Cherokee Co._: 1 mile north and 4 miles east of Crestline (Nos.
165-170)*; 2 miles east of Riverton (No. 293).* _Coffey Co._: 4 miles
northeast of Burlington. _Franklin Co._: 2 miles southwest of Lane (Nos.
187-192, 194).* _Lyon Co._: 1.5 miles northwest of Reading (No. 7).*
_Wabaunsee Co._: 2 miles northeast of Alma (No. 195).* _Woodson Co._:
Lake Fegan (Nos. 627, 628, 630-632, 649).*

#Sistrurus catenatus tergeminus# (Say), Western Massasauga.--_Chase
Co._: 5 miles southwest of Saffordville (Nos. 8, 26, 112, 113, 295)*; 3
miles southwest of Elko (No. 145)*; 11 miles northeast of Matfield Green
(No. 231)*; 8 miles south of Clements; 2 miles southwest of Elmdale (No.
333); 10 miles southwest of Olpe (No. 344).* _Lyon Co._: 10 miles south
of Plymouth (Nos. 20, 121)*; 8 miles southwest of Emporia (No. 114)*; 5
miles northwest of Bushong (No. 353)*; 11 miles northeast of Emporia
(No. 474). _Wabaunsee Co._: Kansas State Highway 99 just north of Lyon
County (No. 641).*

#Crotalus horridus horridus# (Linnaeus), Timber Rattlesnake.--_Atchison
Co._: Atchison (Nos. 204-206)*; 5 miles north of Atchison (Nos.
642-652).*

#Crotalus viridis viridis# (Rafinesque), Prairie Rattlesnake.--_Hodgeman
Co._: Jetmore.

#Sternotherus odoratus# (Latreille), Common Musk Turtle.--_Cherokee
Co._: 1 mile north and 4 miles east of Crestline (No. 171).

#Kinosternon flavescens flavescens# (Agassiz), Yellow Mud Turtle.--_Ford
Co._: Rattlesnake Creek 2 miles south of Bucklin (1 spec.).* _Pratt
Co._: 5 miles southeast of Pratt. _Sheridan Co._: Sheridan County State
Park (No. 569).

#Chelydra serpentina serpentina# (Linnaeus), Common Snapping
Turtle.--_Chase Co._: 10 miles southwest of Olpe (No. 345); 3 miles east
of Cottonwood Falls; 5 miles northeast of Strong City. _Greenwood Co._:
(1 spec.).* _Lyon Co._: 1.5 miles northwest of Reading (No. 336); 5
miles south of Plymouth; 10 miles north of Emporia; Admire; 4 miles
northwest of Olpe; Emporia. _Sheridan Co._: State Lake; 7 miles
northeast of Quinter.

#Terrapene ornata# (Agassiz), Ornate Box Turtle.--_Chase Co._: 14 miles
southwest of Olpe; 6 miles south of Clements; 5 miles southwest of
Saffordville. _Coffey Co._: 4 miles south of Gridley (No. 468)*; 1 mile
west of Agricola (No. 638).* _Ellsworth Co._: 10 miles south of
Ellsworth. _Greenwood Co._: (1 spec.).* _Hodgeman Co._: Jetmore. _Lyon
Co._: 6 miles south of Plymouth; 8 miles southwest of Emporia; 7 miles
west of Olpe. _Morris Co._: 5 miles northwest of Council Grove; 1 mile
east of Skiddy; 5 miles south of Council Grove. _Rice Co._: Sterling.
_Rooks Co._: Solomon River near Stockton (No. 408).*

#Terrapene triunguis# (Agassiz), Carolina Box Turtle.--_Coffey Co._:
1 mile west of Agricola (No. 637).*

#Chrysemys picta bellii# (Gray), Painted Turtle.--_Chase Co._: Kahola
Creek, near Morris County line. _Dickinson Co._: 1.5 miles north of
Herington. _Ford Co._: Rattlesnake Creek; 2 miles south of Bucklin (1
spec.).* _Lyon Co._: 3 miles north of Emporia; 6 miles south of
Plymouth. _Ness Co._: 4 miles west and 1.5 miles north of Ness City
(Nos. 613, 614).* _Sheridan Co._: Sheridan County State Park (No. 570).
_Wilson Co._: 4 miles southeast of Buffalo. _Woodson Co._: Owl Creek
north of Yates Center (1 spec.).*

#Pseudemys floridana hoyi# (Agassiz), Toothed Turtle.--_Greenwood Co._:
Holmer Creek south of Hamilton on Kansas State Highway 99 (Mus. Nat.
Hist., Univ. Kans., No. 23148).* This is the second published locality
for the species in Kansas; it has previously been reported from a
locality 5.5 miles northeast of Coyville, Woodson County (Burt and
Hoyle, Trans. Kans. Acad. Sci., 37:198, 1934).

#Pseudemys scripta elegans# (Wied), Scribe Turtle.--_Chase Co._: 7 miles
southwest of Saffordville. _Lyon Co._: 10 miles northwest of Emporia; 7
miles south of Plymouth.

#Amyda mutica# (Le Sueur), Spineless Soft-shelled Turtle.--_McPherson
Co._: Lindsborg.

#Amyda spinifera spinifera# (Le Sueur), Spiny Soft-shelled
Turtle.--_Chase Co._: 10 miles southwest of Olpe; 7 miles southwest of
Saffordville (No. 351).* _Lyon Co._: 5 miles east of Emporia. _Ness
Co._: 5.5 miles northwest of Ness. _Sheridan Co._: State Lake; 7 miles
northeast of Quinter.


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