Checklist of Reptiles that live (or are reported to live) on Mount Desert Island
(Class Reptilia, Phylum Chordata, Kingdom Animalia)

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

(updated 17 March 2011)


Below is a working checklist of Mount Desert Island's reptiles. 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)
Testudines Chelydridae Chelydra serpentina (L.) snapping turtle Bar Harbor: Champlainer (DL); Hunter et al. (1999) p. 222.
Mount Desert: Champlainer (TFV); Hunter et al. (1999) p. 222.
Testudines Emydidae Chrysemys picta (Schneider) painted turtle Bar Harbor: Champlainer (TFV); Hunter et al. (1999) p. 223.
Mount Desert: Hunter et al. (1999) p. 223.
Tremont: Hunter et al. (1999) p. 223.
Testudines Emydidae Glyptemys insculpta (LeConte) wood turtle Mount Desert: Hunter et al. (1999) p. 224 (as Clemmys insculpta)
Serpentes Colubridae Diadophis punctatus (L.) ringneck snake Bar Harbor: Champlainer (DL); Hunter et al. (1999) p. 226.
Mount Desert: Hunter et al. (1999) p. 226.
Serpentes Colubridae Lampropeltis triangulum (Lacépède) milk snake Bar Harbor: Champlainer (DL); Hunter et al. (1999) p. 226.
Mount Desert: Hunter et al. (1999) p. 226.
Serpentes Colubridae Liochlorophis vernalis (Harlan) smooth green snake Bar Harbor: Champlainer (TFV); Hunter et al. (1999) p. 227.
Mount Desert: Hunter et al. (1999) p. 227.
Southwest Harbor: Hunter et al. (1999) p. 227.
town(s)?: Champlainer (STG)
Serpentes Colubridae Storeria occipitomaculata (Storer) red-bellied snake Bar Harbor: Hunter et al. (1999) p. 228.
Mount Desert: Hunter et al. (1999) p. 228.
Southwest Harbor: Hunter et al. (1999) p. 228.
Serpentes Colubridae Thamnophis sirtalis (L.) common garter snake Bar Harbor: Champlainers (TFV, ECW); Hunter et al. (1999) p. 229.
Mount Desert: Hunter et al. (1999) p. 229.
Tremont: Champlainer (TFV)


Sources:
   Champlainers
      STG = Scott Grierson
      DL = Don Lenahan
      TFV = Thomas F. Vining
      ECW = Elliot Wallace
   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)