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Amphibians

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Amphibians known to occur at Washington University's Tyson Research Center, St. Louis County, Missouri. List prepared by Owen J. Sexton, September 24, 1999.

(Taxonomy of binomial, trinomial and common names follow Collins, J. T. 1997. Standard Common and Current Scientific Names for North American Amphibians and Reptiles. 4th Ed., Society for the Study of Amphibians and ReptilesPp. 1 - 40.)

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Order: Caudata - Salamanders

Family: Ambystomatidae - Mole Salamanders
  • Ambystoma annulatum - Ringed Salamander - Photo
  • Ambystoma maculatum - Spotted Salamander - Photo
  • Ambystoma opacum - Marbled Salamander
  • Ambystoma texanum - Smallmouth Salamander - Photo
  • Ambystoma tigrinum - Eastern Tiger Salamander
Family: Salamandridae - Newts
  • Notophthalmus viridescens louisianensis - Central Newt - Photo
Family: Plethodontidae - Lungless Salamanders
  • Eurycea longicauda - Longtail Salamander - Photo
  • Eurycea lucifuga - Cave Salamander - Photo
  • Plethodon albagula - Western Slimy Salamander - Photo
  • Plethodon serratus - Southern Redback Salamander

Order: Anura - Frogs and Toads

Family: Bufonidae - Toads
  • Bufo americanus - Eastern American Toad - Photo
  • Bufo woodhousei fowleri - Woodhouse's Toad (or "Fowler's Toad") - Photo
Family: Hylidae - Tree Frogs, Chorus Frogs and Cricket Frogs
  • Acris crepitans blanchardi - Blanchard's Cricket Frog - Photo
  • Hyla chrysocelis-versicolor - Gray Treefrog "complex" - Photo
  • Pseudacris crucifer crucifer - Northern Spring Peeper - Photo
  • Pseudacris triseriata triseriata - Western Chorus Frog - Photo
Family: Ranidae - True Frogs
  • Rana blairi - Plains Leopard Frog - Photo
  • Rana catesbeiana - Bullfrog - Photo
  • Rana clamitans melanota - Green Frog - Photo
  • Rana palustris - -Pickeral Frog
  • Rana sphenocephala utricularius - Southern Leopard Frog - Photo
  • Rana sylvatica - Wood Frog - Photo
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