Amphibians and Reptiles of Buncombe County, NC

Frogs
Common Name Scientic Name Observations Last Recorded
American Bullfrog Rana catesbeiana 15 2023-02-24
American Toad Bufo americanus 21 2023-04-16
Cope's Gray Treefrog Hyla chrysoscelis 8 2021-07-02
Fowler's Toad Bufo fowleri 2 2019-06-19
Gray Treefrog Hyla versicolor 1 2017-05-09
Green or Bronze Frog Rana clamitans 18 2022-05-27
Green Treefrog Hyla cinerea 1 2017-06-06
Pickerel Frog Rana palustris 6 2017-05-03
Southern Leopard Frog Rana sphenocephala 1 2019-06-19
Spring Peeper Pseudacris crucifer 8 2023-04-16
Wood Frog Rana sylvatica 17 2020-03-14
Lizards
Common Name Scientic Name Observations Last Recorded
Broadhead Skink Eumeces laticeps 4 2021-05-17
Eastern Fence Lizard Sceloporus undulatus 13 2023-05-13
Five-lined Skink Eumeces fasciatus 20 2022-05-27
Green Anole Anolis carolinensis 1 2022-10-11
Southeastern Five-lined Skink Eumeces inexpectatus 2 2019-08-09
Salamanders
Common Name Scientic Name Observations Last Recorded
Black-bellied Salamander Desmognathus quadramaculatus 31 2023-02-25
Blue Ridge Dusky Salamander Desmognathus orestes 1 2014-06-06
Blue Ridge Gray-cheeked Salamander Plethodon amplus 12 2019-08-24
Blue Ridge Two-lined Salamander Eurycea wilderae 62 2023-02-24
Carolina Mountain Dusky Salamander Desmognathus carolinensis 41 2023-02-25
Eastern Mud Salamander Pseudotriton montanus 2 2023-04-16
Eastern Red-backed Salamander Plethodon cinereus 2 2008-05-21
Flatwoods Salamander Ambystoma cingulatum 4 2013-10-06
Four-toed Salamander Hemidactylium scutatum 2 2008-03-04
Green Salamander Aneides aeneus 1 2015-05-08
Marbled Salamander Ambystoma opacum 2 2019-10-12
Mole Salamander Ambystoma talpoideum 14 2022-06-30
Northern Dusky Salamander Desmognathus fuscus 32 2022-05-02
Northern Gray-cheeked Salamander Plethodon montanus 3 2019-06-04
Northern Red Salamander Pseudotriton ruber 24 2023-02-24
Ocoee Salamander Desmognathus ocoee 3 2019-02-13
Red-spotted Newt Notophthalmus viridescens 25 2022-09-11
Seal Salamander Desmognathus monticola 17 2023-02-24
Shovel-nosed Salamander Desmognathus marmoratus 6 2017-10-10
Southern Appalachian Salamander Plethodon teyahalee 3 2019-10-12
Southern Gray-cheeked Salamander Plethodon metcalfi 1 2008-03-04
Southern Red-backed Salamander Plethodon serratus 4 2017-05-20
Southern Two-lined Salamander Eurycea cirrigera 21 2017-10-24
Southern Zigzag Salamander Plethodon ventralis 1 2008-03-26
Spotted Salamander Ambystoma maculatum 24 2020-07-09
Spring Salamander Gyrinophilus porphyriticus 9 2023-02-24
Three-lined Salamander Eurycea guttolineata 7 2020-07-09
White-spotted Slimy Salamander Plethodon cylindraceus 546 2023-02-25
Yonahlossee Salamander Plethodon yonahlossee 17 2022-02-02
Snakes
Turtles
Common Name Scientic Name Observations Last Recorded
Bog Turtle Glyptemys muhlenbergii 1 2006-06-13
Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina 206 2024-05-08
Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas 1 2017-04-09
Painted Turtle Chrysemys picta 5 2020-03-19
River Cooter Pseudemys concinna 1 2018-05-31
Slider Trachemys scripta 3 2015-03-09
Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina 13 2024-05-25
Spiny Softshell Apalone spinifera 2 2018-08-23
Stinkpot Sternotherus odoratus 3 2024-05-31