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Reptiles of Tyson

Reptiles 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 Reptiles Pp. 1 - 40.)

List updated April 10, 2007

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Order:Testudines - Turtles

Family: Chelydridae - Snapping Turtles
Family: Kinosternidae - Mud and Musk Turtles
  • Sternotherus odoratus Common Musk Turtle
Family: Emydidae - Basking, Marsh & Box Turtles
  • Chrysemys picta belli Western Painted Turtle
  • Graptemys pseudogeographica pseudogeographica False Map Turtle
  • Terrapene carolina triunguis Three-toed Box Turtle
  • Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle
  • Trachemys scripta elegans Red-eared Slider

Order:Squamata - Lizards and Snakes

Suborder: Lacertilia - Lizards

Family: Iguanidae [subfam. Phrynosomatinae] -Horned Lizards, Fence Lizards
Family: Scincidae - Skinks
Family: Teiidae - Racerunners and Whiptail Lizards
Family: Anguidae - Glass Lizards

Suborder: Serpentes - Snakes

Family: Colubridae
Family: Viperidae - Vipers and Pit Vipers
Subfamily: Crotalinae - Pit Vipers
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