A checklist of the species of amphibians and reptiles found on the University of Florida campus.

This list was compiled based on specimens in U.S. museum collections, observations from iNaturalist and HerpMapper, recent surveys of the Natural Area Teaching Laboratory, and field notes from past and current students.

For each species, it is noted whether the species is native to Florida and whether it currently occurs on the main UF campus in Gainesville. For native species that no longer occur on campus, we have noted the year of last known observation on campus. For non-native species, we have noted the first year of observation on campus. We have also listed the most recently recorded scientific specimen from campus. In several cases, there remain questions about the identification of the species or whether it is still on campus.

We hope that this list will inspire UF students as they look for amphibians and reptiles on campus. Please email us (herpetology@floridamuseum.ufl.edu) with updates and new discoveries of amphibians and reptiles on the UF campus.

Download: Excel spreadsheet of amphibians and reptiles on UF campus

ClassOrderFamilyGenusSpeciesSubspeciesNative or Non-native to FloridaLast Observed on CampusNon-native: Year First Observed on CampusIdentification on Campus Questionable?Current on Campus Questionable?Most Recent Specimen from Campus
AmphibiaAnuraBufonidaeAnaxyrusquercicusNative1948YesNonone
AmphibiaAnuraBufonidaeAnaxyrusterrestrisNativeCurrentNoNoUF:Herp:180364
AmphibiaAnuraEleutherodactylidaeEleutherodactylusplanirostrisNon-nativeCurrent1950NoNoUF:Herp:141966
AmphibiaAnuraHylidaeAcrisgryllusNative1983NoNoMCZ:Herp:A-150157
AmphibiaAnuraHylidaeHylacinereaNativeCurrentNoNoUF:herp:121374
AmphibiaAnuraHylidaeHylafemoralisNativeCurrentYesYesnone
AmphibiaAnuraHylidaeHylagratiosaNative1972NoNoUF:Herp:1977
AmphibiaAnuraHylidaeHylasquirellaNativeCurrentNoNoUF:herp:7787
AmphibiaAnuraHylidaeOsteopilusseptentrionalisNon-nativeCurrent2003NoNoUF:Herp:190053
AmphibiaAnuraHylidaePseudacriscruciferNativeCurrentNoNoUF:herp:108205
AmphibiaAnuraHylidaePseudacrisnigritaNative1965NoNoUF:herp:100064
AmphibiaAnuraHylidaePseudacrisocularisNative1962NoNoCM:herp:121422
AmphibiaAnuraMicrohylidaeGastrophrynecarolinensisNativeCurrentNoNoCM:Herp:121423
AmphibiaAnuraRanidaeRanacatesbeianaNativeCurrentNoNoUF:herp:104132
AmphibiaAnuraRanidaeRanaclamitansNativeCurrentNoNoypm hera 021928
AmphibiaAnuraRanidaeRanagrylioNativeCurrentNoNoNCSM:8228
AmphibiaAnuraRanidaeRanaheckscheriNative1957YesNoUF:Herp:9571
AmphibiaAnuraRanidaeRanasphenocephalusNativeCurrentNoNoUMMZ:Herp:143186
AmphibiaAnuraScaphiopodidaeScaphiopusholbrookiiNativeCurrentNoNoUF:herp:96810
AmphibiaCaudataAmbystomatidaeAmbystomatalpoideumNative1998NoYesUF:Herp:112990
AmphibiaCaudataAmphiumidaeAmphiumameansNativeCurrentNoNoUF:Herp:178245
AmphibiaCaudataPlethodontidaeDesmognathusauriculatusNative1964NoNoUF:Herp:97100
AmphibiaCaudataPlethodontidaeEuryceaquadridigitataNativeCurrentNoNoUF:Herp:180037
AmphibiaCaudataPlethodontidaePlethodongrobmaniNative1955NoNoUF:Herp:7788
AmphibiaCaudataPlethodontidaePseudotritonmontanusfloridanusNative1962NoNoUF:herp:14123
AmphibiaCaudataSalamandridaeNotophthalmusperistriatusNative1949NoNoUF:Herp:2524
AmphibiaCaudataSalamandridaeNotophthalmusviridescenspiaropicolaNativeCurrentNoNoUF:Herp:178562
AmphibiaCaudataSirenidaeSirenlacertinaNativeCurrentNoNoUF:herp:178496
ReptiliaAmphisbaeniaRhineuridaeRhineurafloridanaNativeCurrentNoNoUF:Herp:190198
ReptiliaCrocodyliaAlligatoridaeAlligatormississippiensisNativeCurrentNoNoUF:Herp:170405
ReptiliaSquamataAgamidaeAgamasp.Non-native20192019 (single record)NoNonone
ReptiliaSquamataAnguidaeOphisaurusattenuatuslongicaudusNative1954NoNoUCM:Herp:24652
ReptiliaSquamataAnguidaeOphisaurusventralisNativeCurrentNoNoUF:Herp:190356
ReptiliaSquamataBoidaeBoaconstrictorNon-native20032003 (single record)NoNoUF:Herp:140595
ReptiliaSquamataChamaeleonidaeChamaeleocalyptratusNon-native20112011 (single record)NoNoUF:Herp:165845
ReptiliaSquamataColubridaeCemophoracoccineacopeiNative1969NoNoUF:Herp:113798
ReptiliaSquamataColubridaeColuberconstrictorpriapusNativeCurrentNoNoUF:Herp:174484
ReptiliaSquamataColubridaeDiadophispunctatuspunctatusNativeCurrentNoNoUMMZ:herps:111366
ReptiliaSquamataColubridaeDrymarchoncouperiNative1960YesNoUF:Herp:47371
ReptiliaSquamataColubridaeLampropeltisextenuataNative1955NoNoUCM:Herp:50600
ReptiliaSquamataColubridaeMasticophisflagellumNative1956NoNoUF:Herp:8493
ReptiliaSquamataColubridaeOpheodrysaestivusNativeCurrentNoNoUF:Herp:9093
ReptiliaSquamataColubridaePantherophisalleghaniensisNativeCurrentNoNoMCZ:Herp:R-173153
ReptiliaSquamataColubridaePantherophisguttatusNativeCurrentNoNoUF:Herp:184101
ReptiliaSquamataColubridaePituophismelanoleucasNative1960NoNOUF:Herp:14290
ReptiliaSquamataColubridaeTantillarelictaneilliNativeCurrentNoNoUF:Herp:128353
ReptiliaSquamataDactyloidaeAnoliscarolinensisNativeCurrentNoNoUF:Herp:184317
ReptiliaSquamataDactyloidaeAnolissagreiNon-nativeCurrent1980NoNoUF:Herp:189955
ReptiliaSquamataDipsadidaeFaranciaabacuraNativeCurrentNoNoUF:Herp:178244
ReptiliaSquamataDipsadidaeHeterodonplatirhinosNative1956NoNoUF:Herp:8477
ReptiliaSquamataDipsadidaeRhadinaeaflavilataNativeCurrentNoNoUF:Herp:189550
ReptiliaSquamataElapidaeMicrurusfulviusNative2003NoYesUF:Herp:140548
ReptiliaSquamataGekkonidaeHemidactylusgarnotiiNon-native1993NoNoUF:Herp:87826
ReptiliaSquamataGekkonidaeHemidactylusmabouiaNon-nativeCurrent2006NoNoUF:Herp:180963
ReptiliaSquamataGekkonidaeHemidactylusturcicusNon-nativeCurrent1956NoNoUF:Herp:173132
ReptiliaSquamataLeiocephalidaeLeiocephaluscarinatusNon-native20082008 (single record)NoNoUF:Herp:153707
ReptiliaSquamataNatricidaeLiodytesalleniNativeCurrentNoNoUF:Herp:35012
ReptiliaSquamataNatricidaeLiodytespygaeapygaeaNativeCurrentNoNoUF:Herp:178563
ReptiliaSquamataNatricidaeNerodiafasciatapictiventrisNativeCurrentNoNoUF:Herp:175440
ReptiliaSquamataNatricidaeNerodiafloridanaNative1958NoNoUF:Herp:18359
ReptiliaSquamataNatricidaeNerodiataxispilotaNativeCurrentNoNoUF:Herp:180314
ReptiliaSquamataNatricidaeStoreriaoccipitomaculataNative1956NoNoUF:Herp:7801
ReptiliaSquamataNatricidaeStoreriavictaNativeCurrentNoYesUF:Herp:134815
ReptiliaSquamataNatricidaeThamnophissauritasackeniiNativeCurrentNoNoUF:Herp:88545
ReptiliaSquamataNatricidaeThamnophissirtalissirtalisNativeCurrentNoNoUF:Herp:118939
ReptiliaSquamataPhrynosomatidaeSceloporusundulatusNativeCurrentNoYesUF:Herp:54480
ReptiliaSquamataPythonidaePythonbivittatusNon-native20002000 (single record)NoNoUF:Herp:123129
ReptiliaSquamataPythonidaePythonregiusNon-native20122012 (single record)NoNoUF:Herp:168799
ReptiliaSquamataScincidaePlestiodoninexpectatusNativeCurrentNoYesUF:Herp:83777
ReptiliaSquamataScincidaePlestiodonlaticepsNativeCurrentNoNoUF:Herp:179545
ReptiliaSquamataScincidaeScincellalateralisNativeCurrentNoNoUF:Herp:136603
ReptiliaSquamataTeiidaeAspidoscelissexlineatusNative1966NoNoUF:Herp:91760
ReptiliaSquamataTyphlopidaeIndotyphlopsbraminusNon-nativeCurrent2006 (single record)NoNoUF:Herp:179135
ReptiliaSquamataVaranidaeVaranussalvatorNon-native20172017 (single record)NoNoUF:Herp:180457
ReptiliaSquamataViperidaeAgkistrodonconantiNative1985NoYesUF:Herp:67635
ReptiliaSquamataViperidaeCrotalusadamanteusNative1966NoNoUF:Herp:54675
ReptiliaTestudinesChelydridaeChelydraserpentinaNativeCurrentNoNoUF:Herp:177674
ReptiliaTestudinesEmydidaeChrysemyspictapictaNon-native19391939NoNoUF:Herp:1920
ReptiliaTestudinesEmydidaeDeirochelysreticulariareticulariaNativeCurrentNoNoUF:Herp:177738
ReptiliaTestudinesEmydidaeGraptemyscf. pseudogeographicaNative2012NoNonone
ReptiliaTestudinesEmydidaePseudemysconcinnaNativeCurrentNoYesUF:Herp:378
ReptiliaTestudinesEmydidaePseudemysfloridanaNativeCurrentNoNoUF:Herp:13624
ReptiliaTestudinesEmydidaePseudemysnelsoniNativeCurrentNoNoUF:Herp:7289
ReptiliaTestudinesEmydidaeTerrapenecarolinabauriNativeCurrentNoNoUF:Herp:190994
ReptiliaTestudinesEmydidaeTrachemysscriptaelegansNon-nativeCurrentunknownNoNoUF:Herp:184110
ReptiliaTestudinesEmydidaeTrachemysscriptascriptaNative1974NoYesUF:Herp:44221
ReptiliaTestudinesKinosternidaeKinosternonbauriiNativeCurrentNoNoUF:Herp:15510
ReptiliaTestudinesKinosternidaeKinosternonsteindachneriNative1957NoNoUF:Herp:9822
ReptiliaTestudinesKinosternidaeKinosternonsubrubrumNative1957NoNoUF:Herp:9822
ReptiliaTestudinesKinosternidaeSternotherusminorminorNativeCurrentNoNoUF:Herp:42776
ReptiliaTestudinesKinosternidaeSternotherusodoratusNative1960NoNoUF:Herp:15588
ReptiliaTestudinesTestudinidaeGopheruspolyphemusNativeCurrentNoYesUF:Herp:5948
ReptiliaTestudinesTrionychidaeApaloneferoxNativeCurrentNoNoUF:Herp:170404
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