Checklist of amphibians (Class Amphibia, Phylum Chordata, Kingdom Animalia)
that live on Mount Desert Island

compiled by the
Champlain Project - 183 Pleasant Street, Apartment 1 - Canton, Maine  04221
info@vfthomas.com

(updated 18 June 2010)


Below is a working checklist of Mount Desert Island's amphibians. For more information about a particular species, click on the link under the heading "common name".

Please send corrections and updates to info@vfthomas.com. Photographs are welcome. Thank you.


Order Family Genus Specific Epithet authority common name Sources (full citations given after this table)
Caudata Ambystomatidae Ambystoma maculatum (Shaw) spotted salamander Bar Harbor: Champlainer (BC); Hunter et al. (1999) p. 214.
Mount Desert: Hunter et al. (1999) p. 214.
Southwest Harbor: Hunter et al. (1999) p. 214.
Tremont: Champlainers (TFV, EMW, PKW); Hunter et al. (1999) p. 214.
Caudata Salamandridae Notophthalmus viridescens (Rafinesque) eastern newt Bar Harbor: Hunter et al. (1999) p. 214.
Mount Desert: Hunter et al. (1999) p. 214.
Southwest Harbor: Hunter et al. (1999) p. 214.
Tremont: Champlainer (TFV); Hunter et al. (1999) p. 214.
Caudata Plethodontidae Eurycea bislineata (Green) two-lined salamander Bar Harbor: Hunter et al. (1999) p. 215.
Mount Desert: Hunter et al. (1999) p. 215.
Tremont: Hunter et al. (1999) p. 215.
Caudata Plethodontidae Hemidactylium scutatum (Temminck & Schlegel in Von Siebold) four-toed salamander Bar Harbor: Hunter et al. (1999) p. 216.
Mount Desert: Hunter et al. (1999) p. 216.
Caudata Plethodontidae Plethodon cinereus (Green) redback salamander Bar Harbor: Hunter et al. (1999) p. 217.
Mount Desert: Hunter et al. (1999) p. 217.
Southwest Harbor: Hunter et al. (1999) p. 217.
Tremont: Champlainers (TFV, EMW, PKW); Hunter et al. (1999) p. 217.
Salientia Bufonidae Bufo americanus Holbrook American toad Southwest Harbor: Champlainers (EMW, PKW)
Tremont: Hunter et al. (1999) p. 217.
Salientia Hylidae Hyla versicolor LeConte gray treefrog Southwest Harbor: Hunter et al. (1999) p. 218.
Salientia Hylidae Pseudacris crucifer (Wied-Neuwied) spring peeper Bar Harbor: Hunter et al. (1999) p. 218.
Mount Desert: Hunter et al. (1999) p. 218.
Southwest Harbor: Hunter et al. (1999) p. 218.
Tremont: Champlainers (RG, STG, TFV, EMW); Hunter et al. (1999) p. 218.
Salientia Ranidae Rana catesbeiana Shaw bullfrog Bar Harbor: Champlainer (TFV); Hunter et al. (1999) p. 219.
Mount Desert: Hunter et al. (1999) p. 219.
Tremont: Champlainers (TFV, EMW); Hunter et al. (1999) p. 219.
Salientia Ranidae Rana clamitans Latreille in Sonnini de Manoncourt & Latreille green frog Bar Harbor: Hunter et al. (1999) p. 219.
Mount Desert: Hunter et al. (1999) p. 219.
Southwest Harbor: Hunter et al. (1999) p. 219.
Tremont: Hunter et al. (1999) p. 219.
town(s)?: Champlainer (APB - along Seal Cove Road)
Salientia Ranidae Rana palustris LeConte pickerel frog Bar Harbor: Hunter et al. (1999) p. 220.
Mount Desert: Champlainer (APB - on top of Pemetic Mountain); Hunter et al. (1999) p. 220.
Salientia Ranidae Rana pipiens Schreber northern leopard frog Mount Desert: Hunter et al. (1999) p. 220.
Salientia Ranidae Rana sylvatica LeConte wood frog Bar Harbor: Champlainer (LW); Hunter et al. (1999) pp. 221.
Mount Desert: Hunter et al. (1999) pp. 221.
Southwest Harbor: Hunter et al. (1999) pp. 221.
Tremont: Champlainers (RG, RGG, STG, TFV); Hunter et al. (1999) pp. 221.


Sources:
   Champlainers:
      APB = Alison P. Bell
      BC = Bruce Connery
      RG = Rina Grierson
      RGG = Ruth Grierson
      STG = Scott Grierson
      TFV = Thomas F. Vining
      LW = Lise Wallace
      EMW = Emma Walsh
      PKW = Pam Walsh
   Hunter et al. (1999) = Hunter, Malcom L. Jr., Aram J. K. Calhoun, and Mark McCollough (eds.). 1999 (second edition). Maine Amphibians and Reptiles. (ISBN 0-89101-096-3)