Species Distribution Maps

Use the links in the table below to reach an information page for a Vermont amphibian or reptile, or directly open or download the associated map showing their distribution in Vermont. The maps are available from the species info pages as well. PNG images (for quick viewing) and PDF versions (for better printing) are available. If you don’t already have Adobe Acrobat Reader for PDF files, you can download it for free from Adobe.

Feel free to print, distribute, or copy any of the maps, providing you give credit for them.

The species name link opens an information page; PNG links will open an image (about 200 KB), and a PDF link will open (or offer to download, depending on your browser settings) a 1 or 2 MB file.


Reptilia (Class)


Testudines (Order)

Spiny Softshell
Apalone spinifera
Snapping Turtle
Chelydra serpentina
Painted Turtle
Chrysemys picta
Spotted Turtle
Clemmys guttata
Wood Turtle
Glyptemys insculpta 1
Northern Map Turtle
Graptemys geographica
Eastern Musk Turtle
Sternotherus odoratus
Eastern Box Turtle (hypothetical)
Terrapene carolina

Lizards and Snakes

Squamata (Order)

Lacertilia (Suborder)
Common Five-lined Skink
Plestiodon fasciatus
Serpentes (Suborder)
North American Racer
Coluber constrictor
Timber Rattlesnake
Crotalus horridus
Ring-necked Snake 12
Diadophis punctatus
Eastern Milksnake 14
Lampropeltis triangulum
Common Watersnake
Nerodia sipedon
Smooth Greensnake
Opheodrys vernalis
Eastern Ratsnake
Pantherophis alleghaniensis 2
DeKay’s Brownsnake
Storeria dekayi
Red-bellied Snake
Storeria occipitomaculata
Eastern Ribbonsnake
Thamnophis saurita
Common Gartersnake
Thamnophis sirtalis


Amphibia (Class)


Caudata (Order)

Jefferson Salamander
Ambystoma jeffersonianum
Blue-spotted Salamander
Ambystoma laterale
Jefferson x Blue-spotted Complex
(PNG) (PDF) (maps only)
Ambystoma jeffersonianum x laterale complex
Spotted Salamander
Ambystoma maculatum
Northern Dusky Salamander
Desmognathus fuscus
Northern Two-lined Salamander
Eurycea bislineata
Spring Salamander
Gyrinophilus porphyriticus
Four-toed Salamander
Hemidactylium scutatum
Necturus maculosus
Eastern Newt
Notophthalmus viridescens
Eastern Red-backed Salamander
Plethodon cinereus

Frogs (including Toads)

Anura (Order)

American Toad
Anaxyrus americanus 3
Fowler’s Toad
Anaxyrus fowleri 4, 13
Gray Treefrog
Hyla versicolor
American Bullfrog
Lithobates catesbeianus 6
Green Frog
Lithobates clamitans 7
Pickerel Frog
Lithobates palustris 8
Northern Leopard Frog
Lithobates pipiens 9
Mink Frog
Lithobates septentrionalis 10
Wood Frog
Lithobates sylvaticus 11
Spring Peeper
Pseudacris crucifer
Boreal Chorus Frog
Pseudacris maculata 5

1 Glyptemys insculpta used to be called Clemmys insculpta.
2 Pantherophis alleghaniensis was Elaphe alleghaniensis until 2008. Before changing to Elaphe alleghaniensis, its name was Elaphe obsoleta.
3 Bufo americanus was changed to Anaxyrus americanus in 2008.
4 Bufo fowleri was changed to Anaxyrus fowleri in 2008.
5 Psuedacris maculata (Boreal Chorus Frog) was determined to be Psueudacris triseriata (Western Chorus Frog) in 2007.
6-11 All the Vermont species listed in the Rana genus were reclassified into the Lithobates genus in 2008. Rana sylvatica became Lithobates sylvaticus.
12 The Ring-necked Snake’s state rank was changed from S3 to S4 in December 2013.
13 Fowler’s Toad was listed as Endangered in 2015.
14 Milksnake was renamed Eastern Milksnake in 2017.
15 The spelling of sauritus was corrected to saurita in 2017.