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This site was created by students in the herpetology class at Towson University.  Site last updated: 05/21/07.

Acknowledgements: Herb Harris - Range Maps;  Mark Tegges - Photography; Dan Lapascha & Gigi Forester - TU Herpetology Logo


Amphibians of




       Frogs and Toads (Anurans)

         Salamanders (Urodeles)

     True Frogs - Family Ranidae      Lungless Salamanders - Family Plethodontidae
          Bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus)           Green Salamander (Aneides aeneus)
          Green Frog (Lithobates clamitans)           Dusky Salamander (Desmognathus fuscus)
          Pickerel Frog (Lithobates palustris)           Seal Salamander (Desmognathus monticola)
          Wood Frog (Lithobates sylvaticus)           Allegheny Mountain Dusky Salamander (Desmognathus
          Southern Leopard Frog (Lithobates sphenocephalus)              Two-Lined Salamander (Eurycea bislineata)
          Carpenter Frog (Lithobates virgatipes)           Long-Tailed Salamander (Eurycea longicauda)
            Three-Lined Salamander (Eurycea guttolineata)
     Toads - Family Bufonidae           Spring Salamander (Gyrinophilus porphyriticus)
          American Toad (Anaxyrus americanus)           Four-Toed Salamander (Hemidactylium scutatum)
          Fowler's Toad (Anaxyrus fowlerii)           Red-Backed Salamander (Plethodon cinereus)
            Slimy Salamander (Plethodon glutinosus)
     Treefrogs - Family Hylidae           Valley and Ridge Salamander (Plethodon hoffmani)
          Northern Cricket Frog (Acris crepitans)           Wehrle's Salamander (Plethodon wehrlei)
          Gray Treefrog (Hyla chrysoscelis)           Mud Salamander (Pseudotriton montanus)
          Green Treefrog (Hyla cinerea)           Red Salamander (Pseudotriton ruber)
          Barking Treefrog (Hyla gratiosa)  
          Cope's Gray Treefrog (Hyla versicolor)      Mole Salamanders - Family Ambystomatidae
          Mountain Chorus Frog (Pseudacris brachyphona)           Jefferson Salamander (Ambystoma jeffersonianum)
          Spring Peeper (Pseudacris crucifer)           Marbled Salamander (Ambystoma opacum)
          Upland Chorus Frog (Pseudacris feriarum feriarum)           Spotted Salamander (Ambystoma maculatum)
          New Jersey Chorus Frog (Pseudacris feriarum kalmi)           Eastern Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum )
     Narrow-mouthed Toads      Newts - Family Salamandridae
        Eastern Narrow Mouth Toad (Gastrophyrne carolinensis)           Red-Spotted Newt (Notophthalmus viridescens)
     Spadefoot Toads - Family Pelobatidae      Hellbenders - Family Cryptobranchidae
        Eastern Spadefoot Toad (Scaphiopus holbrookii)          Eastern Hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis)
       Mudpuppies - Family Proteidae
            Mudpuppy (Necturus maculosus)
       Sirens - Family Sirenidae
            Greater Siren (Siren lacertina)