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Catesbeiana 2017-18 Vol. 37, No. 1 - 2017
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Catesbeiana 2013-14 Vol. 33, No. 1 - 2013 Vol. 33, No. 2 - 2013 Vol. 34, No. 1 - 2014 Vol. 34. No. 2 - 2014
Catesbeiana 2011-12 Vol. 31, No. 1 - 2011 Vol. 31, No. 2 - 2011 Vol. 32, No. 1 - 2012 Vol. 32, No. 2 - 2012
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Catesbeiana Table of Contents

Volume 37, Number 1 - 2016

Table of Contents

  • Herpetological Survey of Chickahominy Wildlife Management Area. - David A. Perry
  • A Herpetological Survey of the Quarry Gardens at Schuyler, Virginia. - Matthew Neff
  • A Survey of the Pathogenic Fungus, Batrachochytruim dendrobatidis, at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Anne Arundel County, Maryland. - Lauren Fuchs, Todd Tupper, Tina Sephapur, Robert Aguilar and Christine Bozarth
  • The New Kent County, Virginia Timber Rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus) Locality is Invalid.- Joseph C. Mitchell
  • Field Notes
  • President's Corner
  • Minutes of the Fall 2016 Meeting
  • Treasurer's Report
  • Spring Meeting Announcement

Field Notes

Species Location Reason for Field Note
Plestiodon laticeps (Broad-headed Skink) Charles City Co. County Record (in article)
Scincella lateralis (Little Brown Skink) Nelson Co. County Record (in article)
Eurycea guttolineata (Three-lined Salamander) Nelson Co. County Record (in article)
Ambystoma maculatum (Spotted Salamander) Spotsylvania Co. County Record
Ambystoma tigrinum tigrinum (Eastern Tiger Salamander) Westmoreland Co. County Record
Desmognathus monticola (Seal Salamander) Clarke Co. County Record
Hemidactylum scutatum (Four-toed Salamander) Amherst Co. County Record
Heterodon platirhinos (Eastern Hog-nosed Snake) Nelson Co. Unusual Coloration
Opheodrys vernalis (Smooth Greensnake) Nelson Co. County Record
Lampropeltis getula (Eastern Kingsnake) Amherst Co. County Record
Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis (Eastern Gartersnake) Sussex Co. County Record
Virginia v. valeriae (Eastern Smooth Earthsnake) Amherst Co. County Record
Malaclemys terrapin (Diamond-backed Terrapin) Mathews Co. County Record
Trachemys scripta scripta (Yellow-bellied Slider) Greensville Co. Diurnal Nesting Observation
Plestiodon laticeps (Broad-headed Skink) Stafford Co. County Record
Plestiodon laticeps (Broad-headed Skink) (Invalid Record - Skink is P. fasciatus) Roanoke Co. County Record
Plestiodon fasciatus (Common Five-lined Skink) Bedford Co. Size Record
Sceloporus undulatus (Eastern Fence Lizard) Pittsylvania Co. Early and Late Emergence
Regina septemvittata (Queen Snake) Campbell Co. Early Seasonal Record
Sternotherus odoratus (Eastern Musk Turtle) Page Co. Early Activity
Diadophis punctatus edwardsii (Northern Ring-necked Snake) Orange Co. County Record
Gyrinophilus porphyriticus porphyriticus (Northern Spring Salamander) Clarke Co. County Record
Chrysemys picta picta (Eastern Painted Turtle) Henry Co. County Record
Acris crepitans (Eastern Cricket Frog) Henry Co. County Record



Volume 36, Number 2 - 2016

Table of Contents

  • Update on Snake Fungal Disease in Eastern Virginia - Amanda Guthrie
  • El Niño and December Herp Activities - Jason Gibson and Paul Sattler
  • Rock Castle Gorge Bioblitz - Jason Gibson and Paul Sattler
  • Field Notes
  • President's Corner
  • Literature of interest to Virginia Herpetology
  • Minutes of the Spring 2016 Meeting
  • Treasurer's Report

Field Notes

Species Location Reason for Field Note
Clemmys guttata (Spotted Turtle) Prince William Co. County Record
Hyla chrysoscelis (Cope's Gray Treefrog) Smyth Co. County Record
Hyla chrysoscelis (Cope's Gray Treefrog) Culpeper Co. County Record
Hyla chrysoscelis (Cope's Gray Treefrog) Fauquier Co. County Record
Hyla chrysoscelis (Cope's Gray Treefrog) Buckingham Co. County Record
Hyla chrysoscelis (Cope's Gray Treefrog) Fluvanna Co. County Record
Hyla chrysoscelis (Cope's Gray Treefrog) Orange Co. County Record
Hyla squirella (Squirrel Treefrog) Henrico Co. County Record
Hyla squirella (Squirrel Treefrog) New Kent Co. County Record
Lithobates virgatipes (Carpenter Frog) Southampton Co. County Record
Hyla femoralis (Pine Woods Treefrog) Matthews Co. County Record
Scaphiopus holbrookii (Eastern Spadefoot) Roanoke Co. County Record
Kinosternon subrubrum subrubrum (Eastern Mud Turtle) Northumberland Co. County Record
Chelydra Serpentina (Snapping Turtle) Northumberland Co. County Record
Aspidoscelis sexlineata sexlineata (Eastern Six-lined Racerunner) Shenandoah Co. County Record



Volume 36, Number 1 - 2016

Table of Contents

  • Records of Amphibians and Reptiles from Breaks Interstate Park, Dickenson County, Virginia - Jason D. Gibson, Paul W. Sattler and Steven M. Roble
  • A Herpetological Survey of James River State Park - Paul W. Sattler and Jason D. Gibson
  • Determining the prevalence of Amphibian Chytrid Fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis) at Long Branch Nature Center in Arlington, Virginia - Lauren Augustine and Matthew Neff
  • Field Notes
  • President's Corner
  • Minutes of the Fall 2015 Meeting

Field Notes

Species Location Reason for Field Note
Storeria o. occipitomaculata (Northern Red-bellied Snake) Buckingham Co. County Record
Scincella lateralis (Little Brown Skink) Buckingham Co. County Record
Amphiuma means (Two-toed Amphiuma) York Co. County Record
Hyla cinerea (Green Treefrog) Spotsylvania Co. County Record
Lithobates virgatipes (Carpenter Frog) Spotsylvania Co. County Record
Lithobates virgatipes (Carpenter Frog) King and Queen Co. County Record
Acris gryllus (Southern Cricket Frog) Middlesex Co. County Record
Opheodrys aestivus aestivus (Northern Rough Greensnake) Fauquier Co. County Record
Thamnophis sauritus sauritus (Common Ribbonsnake) Warren Co. County Record
Pseudemys concinna concinna (Eastern River Cooter) Botetourt Co. County Record
Hemidactylium scutatum (Four-Toed Salamander) Wise Co. County Record
Chrysemys picta picta (Eastern Painted Turtle) Alleghany Co. County Record
Chelydra serpentina (Snapping Turtle) Alleghany Co. County Record



Volume 35, Number 2 - 2015

Table of Contents

  • Amphibian and Reptile Survey of Westmoreland State Park - Jason Daniel Gibson
  • Impact of Prescribed Burning on Three Eastern Box Turtles (Terrapene carolina carolina) in Southwestern Virginia. - Todd S. Fredericksen, Gage Station and Javin Metz
  • Field Notes
  • President's Corner
  • Minutes of the Spring 2015 Meeting
  • Treasurer's Report
  • Recent Literature of Interest to Virginia Herpetology

Field Notes

 

Species Location Reason for Field Note
Hyla versicolor (Gray Treefrog) Stafford Co. County Record
Hyla squirella (Squirrel Treefrog) Charles City Co. County Record
Hyla femoralis (Pine Woods Treefrog) Henrico Co. County Record
Hyla femoralis (Pine Woods Treefrog) Essex Co. County Record Confirmation
Hyla femoralis (Pine Woods Treefrog) Hanover Co. County Record
Hyla femoralis (Pine Woods Treefrog) Gloucester Co. County Record
Hyla femoralis (Pine Woods Treefrog) Middlesex Co. County Record
Coluber constrictor constrictor (Northern Black Racer) Bath Co. County Record
Storeria o. occipitomaculata (Northern Red-bellied Snake) Bath Co. County Record
Crotalus horridus (Timber Rattlesnake) Montgomery Co. County Record
Opheodrys aestivus (Rough Green Snake) Washington Co. County Record
Lampropeltis calligaster (Mole Kingsnake) Stafford Co. County Record
Trachemys scripta elegans (Red-eared Slider) Tazewell Co. County Record
Chrysemys picta picta (Eastern Painted Turtle) Tazewell Co. County Record
Sceloporus undulatus (Eastern Fence Lizard) Tazewell Co. County Record

 

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Volume 35, Number 1 - 2015

Table of Contents

  • Belmead BioBlitz and Ninth Annual HerpBlitz: Summary of Two Herp Surveys in Powhatan County, Virginia - Jason Daniel Gibson
  • Ambystoma jeffersonianum at Tuscarora Pond, Douthat State Park: Data from a population at the southern extent of the species range. - Paul W. Sattler and Jason D. Gibson
  • Herpetological Contributions of Donald A. Merkle. - Joseph C. Mitchell
  • James A. Organ, 1931-2015. - Kevin Hamed, Susan Walls and Joseph Mitchell
  • Recent Literature of Interest to Virginia Herpetology
  • Field Notes
  • President's Corner
  • Minutes of the Fall 2014 Meeting
  • Treasurer's Report
  • BioBlitz Announcement

Field Notes

 

Species Location Reason for Field Note
Pantherophis guttatus (Red Cornsnake) Craig Co. County Record
Storeria dekayi dekayi (Northern Brownsnake) Orange Co. County Record
Sceloporus undulatus (Eastern Fence Lizard) Orange Co. County Record
Terrapene carolina carolina (Eastern Box Turtle) City of Richmond Maximum egg size
Terrapene carolina carolina (Eastern Box Turtle) City of Richmond Maximum male size
Nerodia sipedon sipedon (Northern Watersnake) Anne Arundel Co., Maryland Snake Fungal Disease

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Volume 34, Number 2 - 2014

Table of Contents

  • Turtles of Waller Mill Lake - Kimberly Demnicki Zahn and W. Wyatt Hoback
  • Diet Selection in Three Emydid Turtle Species - Kimberly Demnicki Zahn and W. Wyatt Hoback
  • Timing of Juvenile Amphibian Dispersal from Small Ponds in Southern Virginia - Todd S. Fredericksen, Anthony Garcia, Justin Hall, Kaitlyn DeForest, and Adam Morehead
  • Field Notes
  • President's Corner
  • Minutes of the Spring 2014 Meeting
  • Treasurer's Report
  • Presentations at the Fall 2014 Meeting at Three Lakes Park

Field Notes

Species Location Reason for Field Note
Hyla cinerea (Green Treefrog) Amelia Co. County Record
Hyla cinerea (Green Treefrog) Brunswick Co. County Record
Hyla cinerea (Green Treefrog) Dinwiddie Co. County Record
Hyla cinerea (Green Treefrog) Mecklenburg Co. Range Extension
Hyla femoralis (Pine Woods Treefrog) Amelia Co. County Record
Hyla femoralis (Pine Woods Treefrog) Caroline Co. County Record
Hyla femoralis (Pine Woods Treefrog) Dinwiddie Co. County Record
Hyla gratiosa (Barking Treefrog) Brunswick Co. County Record
Hyla squirella (Squirrel Treefrog) Dinwiddie Co. County Record
Hyla squirella (Squirrel Treefrog) Prince George Co. County Record
Hyla gratiosa (Barking Treefrog) Sussex Co. County Record
Hyla gratiosa (Barking Treefrog) Lunenburg Co. County Record
Anaxyrus quercicus (Oak Toad) Sussex Co. County Record Confirmation
Hyla squirella (Squirrel Treefrog) Chesterfield Co. County Record
Aspidoscelis sexlineata sexlineata (Eastern Six-lined Racerunner) Bath Co. County Record
Hyla cinerea (Green Treefrog) Chesterfield Co County Record
Lampropeltis triangulum triangulum (Eastern Milksnake) Craig Co. County Record
Trachemys scripta elegans (Red-eared Slider) Isle of Wight Co. County Record
Nerodia erythrogaster (Plain-bellied Water Snake) Dinwiddie Co. County Record
Pantherophis alleghaniensis (Eastern Ratsnake) Fairfax Co. Coloration
Thamnophis sirtalis (Eastern Gartersnake) Chesapeake City Coloration
Terrapene carolina carolina (Eastern Box Turtle) Dinwiddie Co. County Record

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Volume 34, Number 1 - 2014

Table of Contents

  • Results of the Survey of Pocahontas State Park - Jason D Gibson and Kory Steele
  • Results of the 2013 HerpBlitz at Dick Cross Wildlife Management Area, Mecklenburg County Virginia - Paul W. Sattler and Jason D. Gibson
  • Preliminary Estimation of Capture Rates for Red-Backed Salamanders at the Randolph-Macon College Environmental Station, Doswell, Virginia - J.D. McGhee
  • Field Notes
  • President's Corner
  • Minutes of the Spring 2014 Meeting
  • Treasurer's Report
  • Fall Meeting Summary
  • BioBlitz Announcement

Field Notes

Species Location Reason for Field Note
Ambystoma jeffersonianum (Jefferson Salamander) Botetourt Co. Range Extension
Carphophis amoenus (Worm Snake) Northumberland Co. County Record
Lampropeltis calligaster rhombomaculata (Mole Kingsnake) Suffolk City City Record
Pantherophis guttatus (Red Cornsnake) Northumberland Co. County Record
Coluber constrictor constrictor (Northern Black Racer) Greene Co. County Record
Lampropeltis getula (Eastern Kingsnake) Orange Co. County Record
Opheodrys aestivus (Rough Greensnake) Mecklenburg Co. Early Seasonal Activity
Storeria dekayi dekayi (Northern Brownsnake) Loudoun Co. County Record
Storeria dekayi dekayi (Northern Brownsnake) Prince Edward Co. County Record
Chelydra serpentina (Snapping Turtle) Botetourt Co. County Record
Plestiodon anthracinus (Northern Coal Skink) Highland Co. County Record
Hemidactylus turcicus (Mediterranean Gecko) Summary of confirmed locations in Virginia. Summary of confirmed locations in Virginia.
Chelydra serpentina (Snapping Turtle) Virginia Beach Diet

New County Records recently published in Herpetological Review:

  • Fulton, J.N., M. Couch, and W H. Smith. 2014. New geographic distribution records for Herpetofauna in southwestern Virginia, USA. Herpetological Review 45(1):105-106.
  • Lee County: Ambystoma maculatum.
  • Russell County: Ambystoma maculatum, Sceloporus undulatus
  • Wise County: Ambystoma opacum, Ambystoma maculatum, Pseudotriton montanus, Chelydra serpentina, Carphophis amoenus, Heterodon platirhinos, Nerodia sipedon
  • M.C. Swartwout, R. Andrews, and D. Linzey. 2014. Geographic Distribution Hemidactylus turcicus from Montgomery County, Virginia. Herpetolocial Review 45(1):92

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Volume 33, Number 2 - 2013

Table of Contents

  • VHS Annual HerpBlitz at Mattaponi Wildlife Management Area, June 22-24, 2012 - Susan H. Watson
  • Virginia Herpetological Society Survey of Back Bay NWR and False Cape State Park - David A. Perry
  • Preliminary Estimation of Capture Rates for Red-Backed Salamanders at the Randolph-Macon College Environmental Station, Doswell, Virginia - J.D. McGhee
  • Field Notes
  • Articles of interest to Virginia Herpetology
  • President's Corner
  • Minutes of the Spring 2013 Meeting
  • Treasurer's Report
  • Fall Meeting Summary

Field Notes

Species Location Reason for Field Note
Ambystoma maculatum (Spotted Salamander) Orange Co. County Record
Terrapene carolina (Eastern Box Turtle) Orange Co. County Record
Opheodrys aestivus (Rough Green Snake) Orange Co. County Record
Hemidactylium scutatum (Four-toed Salamander) Lee Co. County Record
Pantherophis alleghaniensis (Eastern Ratsnake) Giles Co. Reproductive Behavior
Pseudemys concinna (Eastern River Cooter) Halifax Co. County Record
Storeria occipitomaculata occipitomaculata (Northern Red-bellied Snake) Prince George Co. County Record
Terrapene carolina carolina (Eastern Box Turtle) Prince George Co. Confirmation Record
Clemmys guttata (Spotted Turtle) Fauquier Co, County Record
Hyla femoralis (Pine Woods Treefrog) Prince George Co. County Record
Scaphiopus holbrookii (Eastern Spadefoot) Botetourt Co. County Record
Hyla cinerea (Green Treefrog) Prince George Co. County Record
Pseudemys rubriventris (Northern Red-bellied Cooter) Nottoway Co. County Record

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Volume 33, Number 1 - 2013

Table of Contents

  • Survey of Caledon Natural Area State Park. - David A Perry
  • Survey of the Shenandoah River State Park. - Paul Sattler and Larry Mendoza
  • Field Notes
  • President's Corner
  • Minutes of the Fall 2012 VHS Meeting
  • Treasurer's Report
  • Spring Survey and Meeting Notice

Field Notes

Species Location Reason for Field Note
Hyla cincera (Green Treefrog) Craig Co. County Record
Pantherophis alleghaniensis (Eastern Ratsnake) Craig Co. Early Emergence
Sternotherus odoratus (Eastern Musk Turtle) Franklin Co. County Record
Lampropeltis calligaster rhombomaculata (Mole Kingsnake) Cumberland Co. County Record
Lampropeltis getula (Eastern Kingsnake) Charles City Co. Oophagy
Chelydra serpentina (Snapping Turtle) Charles City Co. Oophagy (see above field note)
Hyla gratiosa (Barking Treefrog) Greensville Co. County Record
Heterodon platirhinos (Eastern Hog-nosed Snake) Cumberland Co. County Record

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Volume 32, Number 2 - 2012

Table of Contents

  • Survey of Havens Wildlife Management Area and Surrounding Areas - Alex Bentley
  • A Survey of the Amphibians and Reptiles of Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve in Alexandria, VA - Caroline Seitz
  • Richard L. Hoffman (1927 - 2012) - Joseph C. Mitchell and Steven M. Roble
  • Field Notes
  • President's Corner
  • Fall Meeting Announcement - October 20th at the National Zoo
  • Minutes of the Spring 2012 VHS Meeting
  • Treasurer's Report

Field Notes

Species Location Reason for Field Note
Carphophis amoenus amoenus (Eastern Wormsnake) Fairfax Co. Albinism
Carphophis amoenus amoenus (Eastern Wormsnake) Warren Co. County Record
Hyla gratiosa (Barking Treefrog) Prince George Co. County Record
Plestiodon laticeps (Broad-headed Skink) Loudoun Co. County Record
Plestiodon laticeps (Broad-headed Skink) Loudoun Co. Confirmation observation
Hyla chrysoscelis (Cope's Gray Treefrog) Augusta Co. County Record
Apalone spinifera spinifera (Eastern Spiny Softshell) Wise Co. County Record
Hyla squirella (Squirrel Treefrog) Sussex Co. County Record
Lampropeltis getula getula (Eastern Kingsnake) Halifax Co. County Record
Lampropeltis triangulum triangulum (Eastern Milk Snake) Bland Co. County Record
Lampropeltis triangulum triangulum (Eastern Milk Snake) Dickenson Co. County Record
Scaphiopus holbrookii (Eastern Spadefoot) Franklin Co. County Record
Tantilla coronata (Southeastern Crowned Snake) Campbell Co. County Record
Pseudemys concinna concinna (Eastern River Cooter) City of Danville Reproductive Behavior
Pseudemys concinna concinna (Eastern River Cooter) Appomattox Co. County Record
Heterodon platirhinos (Eastern Hog-nosed Snake) Louisa Co. County Record
Opheodrys aestivus (Rough Greensnake) Northumberland Co. County Record
Hemidactylium scutatum (Four-toed Salamander) Pulaski Co. County Record

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Volume 32, Number 1 - 2012

Table of Contents

  • Sixth Annual HerpBlitz: Survey of Hungry Mother State Park - Paul W. Sattler and Jason D. Gibson
  • A Survey of the Amphibians and Reptiles of Old Colchester Park in Fairfax County, Virginia - John M. Orr
  • Field Notes
  • President's Corner
  • Minutes of the Fall 2011 VHS Meeting
  • Treasurer's Report
  • Spring 2012 Meeting Announcement

Field Notes

Species Location Reason for Field Note
Lampropeltis calligaster rhombomaculata (Mole Kingsnake) Greensville Co. County Record
Scaphiopus holbrookii (Eastern Spadefoot) Halifax Co. County Record
Pseudemys concinna floridana (Coastal Plain Cooter) City of Norfolk County Record
Heterodon platirhinos (Eastern Hog-nosed Snake) Frabklin Co. County Record
Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis (Eastern Gartersnake) City of Danville City Record/Reproduction
Coluber constrictor constrictor (Northern Black Racer) Smyth Co. County Record
Pantherophis alleghaniensis (Eastern Ratsnake) Middlesex Co. County Record
Lampropeltis getula getula (Eastern Kingsnake) Prince George Co. Confirmation observation
Plestiodon fasciatus (Common Five-lined Skink) Fairfax Co. Coloration
Trachemys scripta scripta (Yellow-bellied Slider) Loudoun Co. County Record
Coluber constrictor constrictor (Northern Black Racer) City of Virginia Beach Diet
Storeria dekayi dekayi (Northern Brownsnake) Alebemarle Co. County Record
Pseudemys rubiventris (Northern Red-bellied Cooter) Campbell Co. County Record
Pseudemys rubiventris (Northern Red-bellied Cooter) Warren Co. Confirmation observation
Carphophis amoenus amoenus (Eastern Wormsnake) James City Co. Coloration
Virginia valeriae pulchra (Mountain Earthsnake) Highland Co. Confirmation observation
Eurycea bislineata (Two-lined Salamander) Fairfax Co. Multifocal Skin Lesions

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Volume 31, Number 2 - 2011

Table of Contents

  • Herpetofaunal Survey of Mason Neck State Park and Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge - John Orr and Larry Mendoza
  • Field Notes
  • President's Corner
  • Minutes of the Spring 2011 VHS Meeting
  • Treasurer's Report
  • VHS 2011 Membership List
  • Fall Meeting Announcement
  • VHS Dues Announcement

Field Notes

Species Location Reason for Field Note
Storeria occipitomaculata occipitomaculata (N. Red-bellied Snake) Scott Co. County Record
Pseudemys concinna floridana (Coastal Plain Cooter) Southampton Co. County Record
Sceloporus undulatus (Eastern Fence Lizard) Fluvanna Co. County Record
Plestiodon laticeps (Broad-headed Skink) Prince George Co. County Record
Opheodrys aestivus (Rough Greensnake) Amelia Co. County Record
Virginia valeriae (Smooth Earthsnake) Page Co. County Record
Hyla cinerea (Green Treefrog) Sussex Co. County Record
Hyla cinerea (Green Treefrog) Powhatan Co. County Record
Hyla femoralis (Pine Woods Treefrog) Sussex Co. County Record
Pantherophis alleghaniensis (Eastern Ratsnake) King George Co. Anophthalmia

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Volume 31, Number 1 - 2011

Table of Contents

  • Reptile and Amphibian Survey of Warm Springs Mountain Preserve with Forays into Douthat State Park - Jason Daniel Gibson
  • Fifth Annual HerpBlitz: Survey of Kiptopeke State Park - Jason Daniel Gibson
  • Scalation of the Eastern Mudsnake (Farancia abacura abacura) in Virginia - John D. Kleopfer, Anne B. Wright, and Holly S. Houtz
  • Obituary: Franklin J. Tobey, Jr. (1919-2010) - Joseph C. Mitchell
  • Field Notes
  • President's Corner
  • Minutes of the Fall 2010 Meeting
  • Treasurer's Report
  • Spring 2011 Meeting Notice

Field Notes

Species Location Reason for Field Note
Ambystoma jeffersonianum (Jefferson Salamander) Warren Co. County Record
Pseudemys concinna concinna (Eastern River Cooter) City of Richmond Reproduction
Scaphiopus holbrookii (Eastern Spadefoot) Loudoun Co. County Record
Terrapene carolina carolina (Eastern Box Turtle) Prince William Co. Behavior

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Volume 30, Number 2 - 2010

Table of Contents

  • Occoneechee State Park Survey - Susan H. Watson and Jason D. Gibson
  • Blue Ridge Scout Reservation Surveys Resource Ramble I, II and III 2007-2009 - Paul Sattler and Jason D. Gibson
  • An Unusual Breeding Event in an Urban Park in Danville, Virginia with specific notes on the Eastern Spadefoot (Scaphiopus holbrookii)
    - Jason D. Gibson and Paul Sattler
  • Field Notes
  • President's Corner
  • Minutes of the Fall 2009 Meeting
  • Treasurer's Report
  • 2010 Membership list

Field Notes

Species Location Reason for Field Note
Trachemys scripta scripta (Yellow-bellied Slider) Hanover Co. County Record
Lithobates sylvatica (Wood Frog) Powhatan Co. County Record
Farancia abacura abacura (Eastern Mudsnake) New Kent Co. County Record
Psuedemys rubriventris (Northern Red-bellied Cooter) Prince William Co. County Record
Hyla cinerea (Green Treefrog) Goochland Co County Record
Lithobates palustris (Pickerel Frog) Surry Co. County Record
Hyla femoralis (Pine Woods treefrog) Chesterfield Co. Confirmation observation
Hemidactylium scutatum (Four-toed Salamander) Franklin Co. County Record
Heterodon platirhinos (Eastern Hog-nosed Snake) Fluvanna Co. County Record
Thamnophis sauritus sauritus (Eastern Ribbonsnake) Prince George Co. County Record

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Volume 30, Number 1 - 2010

Table of Contents

  • Observations on the responce of four eastern box turtles (Terrapene carolina carolina) to clearcut logging and chipping in southern Virginia - Todd S. Fredericksen and Joshua L. Bernard
  • Fifth Annual HerpBlitz - Kiptopeke State Park
  • Smith Mountain Lake State Park Survey: Scarlet Kingsnake Blitz - Paul Sattler and Jason D. Gibson
  • Field Notes
  • President's Corner
  • Minutes of the Fall 2009 Meeting
  • Treasurer's Report
  • Spring 2010 Meeting Notice

Field Notes

Species Location Reason for Field Note
Pseudotriton ruber (Red Salamander) Buckingham Co. County Record
Siren intermedia intermedia (Eastern Lesser Siren) Hanover Co. County Record
Storeria dekayi dekayi (Northern Brown Snake) Pulaski Co. County Record
Lampropeltis calligaster rhombomaculata (Mole Kingsnake) Franklin Co. County Record
Thamnophis sirtalis (Eastern Gartersnake) Franklin Co. County Record
Hyla cinerea (Green Treefrog) Southampton Co. County Record
Lithobates clamitans (Green Frog) Southampton Co. County Record
Pseudacris ocularis (Little Grass Frog) Isle of Wight Co. County Record
Lithobates sphenocephalus (Southern Leopard Frog) Pittsylvania Co. Reproduction
Virginia valeriae valeriae (Eastern Smooth Earthsnake) Bedford Co. County Record

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Volume 29, Number 2 - 2009

Table of Contents

  • Third Annual HerpBlitz: Grayson Highlands State Park with side trips to White Top Mountain & adjoining streams - Jason D. Gibson
  • Mark-recapture study of an isolated population of the Mediterranean Gecko (H. turcicus) in Bedford Co., Virginia - Kyle Harris
  • Field Notes
  • President's Corner
  • Treasurer's Report Fall 2009
  • Minutes of the Spring Meeting 2009
  • Dr. Barbara A. Savizky Obituary
  • Fall 2009 Meeting Notice
  • 2009 Membership List

Field Notes

Species Location Reason for Field Note
Lampropeltis getula getula (Eastern Kingsnake) Prince George Co. County Record
Lampropeltis calligaster rhombomaculata (Mole Kingsnake) Surry Co. County Record
Farancia abacura abacura (Eastern Mudsnake) Charles City Co. County Record
Hyla squirella (Squirrel Treefrog) York Co. County Record
Farancia erytrogramma erytrogramma (Common Rainbow Snake) King William Co. Confirmation observation
Anaxyrus americanus (American Toad) Prince William Co. Reproduction
Storeria dekayi dekayi (Northern Brown Snake) Fairfax Co. Size record
Pseudemys concinna floridana (Florida Cooter) Isle of Wight Co. Size record
Pseudemys concinna concinna (Eastern River Cooter) Cumberland Co. Size record
Coluber constrictor constrictor (Northern Black Racer) City of Newport News Diet
Pantherophis alleghanienis (Eastern Ratsnake) York Co. Diet
Nerodia sipedon sipedon (Northern Watersnake) Fairfax Co. Color Variant
Notophthalmus viridescens viridescens (Red-spotted Newt) Bedford Co. Color Variant

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Volume 29, Number 1 - 2009

Table of Contents

  • Second Annual HerpBlitz: Northwest River Park - Jason D. Gibson & Dean Bohon
  • Results of the Spring 2008 Annual VHS Survey: Colonial National Historic Park Yorktown, Virginia - Timothy P. Christensen
  • Field Notes
  • President's Corner
  • Minutes of the Fall Meeting 2008
  • Treasurer's Report Fall 2008
  • VHS 2009 Annual Spring Meeting Survey Schedule

Field Notes

Species Location Reason for Field Note
Pseudemys rubriventris (Red-bellied Cooter) New Kent Co. Overwintering in nest
Ambystoma opacum (Marbled Salamander) Bath Co. Reproduction
Trachemys scripta scripta (Yellow-bellied Slider) Chesterfield Co. County Record
Trachemys scripta elegans (Red-bellied Slider) Chesterfield Co. County Record
Chelydra serpentina serpentina (Eastern Snapping Turtle) Nottoway Co. Size record
Plestiodon fasciatus (Common Five-lined Skink) Henrico Co. Reproduction

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Volume 28, Number 2 - 2008

Table of Contents

  • Herpetofaunal Survey of Chickahominy Wildlife Management Area and New Kent Forestry Center - Susan H. Watson
  • The VHS is Fifty Years Old - Frank Tobey
  • Field Notes
  • President's Corner
  • Minutes of the Spring Meeting 2008
  • Treasurer's Report Fall 2008
  • 2008 Membership List

Field Notes

Species Location Reason for Field Note
Notophthalmus viridescens viridescens (Red-spotted Newt) Allegheny Co. Mass mortality
Pantherophis alleghaniensis (Eastern Ratsnake) York Co. Net entanglement
Pseudemys rubriventris (Northern Red-Bellied Cooter) City of Newport News Nest predation
Ambystoma maculatum (Spotted Salamander) Fairfax Co. Color variation
Ambystoma maculatum (Spotted Salamander) City of Danville Reproductive data
Terrapene carolina carolina (Eastern Box Turtle) Fauquier Co. Juvenile Mortality
Terrapene carolina carolina (Eastern Box Turtle) Craig Co. Cannibalism
Hyla versicolor ( Gray Treefrog) Loudoun Co. County Record
Amphiuma means (Two-toed Amphiuma) Sussex Co. County Record

 

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Volume 28, Number 1 - 2008

Table of Contents

  • The Cove Survey - Mike Heyslett, Jerry Craig & Jason Gibson
  • VHS 2008 Annual Spring Survey & Meeting - Colonial National Historic Park
  • The Weak El Nino of 2007: Disturbances in Life History Patterns and Weather Related Fatalities due to a Warm January - Jason Gibson, Joy Ware & Mark Cramer
  • Field Notes
  • The President's Corner
  • Minutes of the Fall 2007 VHS Meeting
  • Treasures's Report

Field Notes

Species Location Reason for Field Note
Hemidactylus turcicus (Mediterranean Gecko) - Introduced species Loudoun Co. County Record
Lithobates catesbeianus City of Danville Ranavirus infection

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Volume 27, Number 2 - 2007

 

Table of Contents

  • Overwintering Behavior of the Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina carolina) in the Virginia Piedmont - David Ellington, Kelly Rae Ingram, Tiffany Walker and Todd S. Fredericksen
  • Turtle Diversity of U.S. Army Installation, Fort Eustis, Virginia - James D. Dolan and Timothy P. Christensen
  • Fluctuations in Mating Activity of Hyla chrysoscelis in Southside Virginia - Richard L. Hoffman
  • Some Noteworthy Lizard Observations from Virginia and Nearby Areas - W.H. Martin
  • Discovery of a Population of Scarlet Kingsnakes (Lampropeltis triangulum elapsoides) in the Virginia Piedmont - Steven M. Roble, Gregory N. Woodie and Michael D. Kinsler (Full Article)

Miscellanea

President's Corner

Meeting Minutes

Treasurer's Report

Editor's Report

Lifetime Achievement Award

VHS 2007 Membership List

Field Notes

Species Location Reason for Field Note
Anaxyrus (formerly Bufo) quercicus (Oak Toad) Isle of Wight Co. County Record
Hyla chrysoscelis (Cope's Gray Treefrog) Montgomery Co. County Record
Hyla gratiosa (Barking Treefrog) Nottoway Co. Artificial Introduction observation
Lithobates (formerly Rana) sylvatica (Wood Frog) Fairfax Co. Unusual mating behavior
Farancia abacura abacura (Eastern Mudsnake) Isle of Wight Co. County Record
Sternotherus odoratus (Stinkpot) Bath Co. County Record
Trachemys scripta scripta (Yellow-bellied Slider) Henrico Co. County Record

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Volume 27, Number 1 - 2007

Table of Contents

  • Opportunistic Anuran Surveys in Southeastern Virginia: Looking for Oak Toads, but Finding ......Spadefoots! - Paul Sattler and Jason Daniel Gibson
  • Herpetological Records from the First Annual Herp Blitz at Fairy Stone State Park and Fairystone Farms Wildlife Management Area - Jason Daniel Gibson and Paul Sattler
  • The Upland Chorus Frog (Pseudacris feriarum) in Virginia: A Species in Decline? - Carol A. Pollio
  • Status and Distribution of the Mediterranean Gecko (Hemidactylus turcicus) in Virginia - Paul Sattler, Cynthia Lane and Kyle Harris (Full Article)

Miscellanea

Obituary: Roger Henry de Rageot

President's Corner

Meeting Minutes

Treasurer's Report

Field Notes

Species Location Reason for Field Note
Anaxyrus (formerly Bufo) fowleri (Fowler's Toad) Accomack Co., Assateague Island Early activity date
Gastrophryne carolinensis (Eastern Narrow-Mouthed Toad) Franklin Co. County Record
Hyla squirella (Squirrel Treefrog) Cities of Newport News and Hampton City Records
Nerodia sipedon sipedon (Northern Watersnake) Fairfax Co. Necrophagy Observation
Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis (Eastern Gartersnake) Clarke Co. Early activity date
Kinosternon subrubrum subrubrum (Eastern Mud Turtle) James City Co. Unusual feeding observation

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Volume 26, Number 2 - 2006

Table of Contents

  • Results of the 2005 Annual VHS Survey: Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge - Kory Steele
  • Herpetofauna of Logged and Unlogged Forest Stands in South-central Virginia: Preliminary Results - Todd S. Fredericksen, Ken Graves and Tim Pohlad-Thomas
  • Observations on Snake Entanglement and Mortality in Plastic and Horticultural Netting - Joseph C. Mitchell, Jason D. Gibson, Debbie Yeatts, and Connie R. Yeatts

Field Notes

Species Location Reason for Field Note
Hyla gratiosa (Barking Treefrog) City of Virginia Beach Potential City Record
Eurycea longicauda longicauda (Long-tailed Salamander) Fairfax Co. Confirmation observation
Hemidactylium scutatum (Four-toed Salamander) Hanover Co. County Record
Chelydra serpentina serpentina (Eastern Snapping Turtle) Prince George Co. County Record
Clemmys guttata (Spotted Turtle) Amelia Co. County Record
Trachemys scripta scripta (Yellow-Bellied Slider) New Kent Co. County Record/range extension
Agkistrodon piscivorus piscivorus (Eastern Cottonmouth) Dinwiddie Co. County Record/range extension
Coluber constrictor constrictor (Northern Black Racer) City of Newport News Systematic examination
Regina septemvittata (Queen Snake) Rockbridge Co. County Record
Storeria occipitomaculata occipitomaculata (N. Red-Bellied Snake) Fluvanna Co. County Record
Nerodia sipedon sipedon (Northern Watersnake) Richmond Co. Mating observation

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Volume 26, Number 1 - 2006

Table of Contents

  • 2003 BioBlitz Survey of Douthat State Park: Herpetological Results - Jason Daniel Gibson & Christopher S. Hobson
  • Errata
  • Summary of Virginia Geographic Distribution Records and Natural History Notes Published in Herpetological Review from 1991 - 2005 - Steven M. Roble  

Field Notes

Species Location Reason for Field Note
Ambystoma opacum (Marbled Salamander) Pulaski Co. County Record
Eurycea longicauda longicauda (Long-tailed Salamander) Fairfax Co. Confirmation observation
Rana sylvaticus (Wood Frog) City of Danville City Record
Eumeces anthracinus anthracinus (Northern Coal Skink) Montgomery Co. Confirmation observation
Eumeces anthracinus anthracinus (Northern Coal Skink) Alleghany Co. Confirmation observation
Eumeces fasciatus (Five-lined Skink) Powhatan Co. Mortality observation
Opheodrys aestivus (Rough Greensnake) Charles City Co. Late activity observation

 

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Volume 25, Number 2 - 2005

Table of Contents

  • Effects of pH and Heavy Metal Concentrations on Amphibian Breeding and Community Structure on a Reclaimed Pyrite Mine in Northern Virginia - Carol A. Pollio

Field Notes

Species Location Reason for Field Note
Eurycea guttolineata (Three-lined Salamander) Gloucester Co. County Record
Rana virgatipes (Carpenter Frog) King William Co. County Record
Hyla cinerea (Green Treefrog) Henrico Co. Confirmation observation
Eumeces anthracinus anthracinus (Northern Coal Skink) Augusta Co. Confirmation observation
Eumeces anthracinus anthracinus (Northern Coal Skink) Montgomery Co. County Record
Eumeces anthracinus anthracinus (Northern Coal Skink) Rockbridge Co. County Record
Eumeces anthracinus anthracinus (Northern Coal Skink) Rockingham Co. County Record \ Northern Range
Eumeces fasciatus (Five-lined Skink) Washington Co. County Record
Scincella lateralis (Little Brown Skink) Accomack Co. Confirmation observation
Lampropeltis getula getula (Eastern Kingsnake) Accomack Co. Confirmation observation
Opheodrys vernalis (Smooth Green Snake) Floyd Co. County Record
Opheodrys aestivus (Rough Greensnake) City of Hampton County Record
Pseudemys rubriventris (Northern Red-Bellied Cooter) New Kent Co. Incubation Duration
Terrapene carolina carolina (Eastern Box Turtle) Rappahannock Co. Incubation Duration
Trachemys scripta elegans (Red-eared Slider) Hanover Co. Confirmation observation

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Volume 25, Number 1 - 2005

Table of Contents

  • Opportunistic Surveys for the Oak Toad (Bufo quercicus) in Southeastern Virginia: On the Trail of Leslie Burger - Steven M. Roble, Christopher S. Hobson, and Anne C. Chazal
  • Status of the Queen Snake (Regina septemvittata) on the University of Richmond Campus - Joseph C. Mitchell

Field Notes

Species Location Reason for Field Note
Ambystoma talpoideum (Mole Salamander) Pittsylvania Co. Southernmost paedomorphism location
Gastrophryne carolinensis (Eastern Narrow-Mouthed Toad) Sussex Co. Earliest call record
Hyla cinerea (Green Treefrog) Prince George Co. County/City record
Pseudacris brimleyi (Brimley's Chorus Frog) Hanover Co. County Record
Pseudacris nigrita (Southern Chorus Frog) Sussex Co. County Record
Scaphiopus holbrookii (Eastern Spadefoot) Sussex Co. County Record
Agkistrodon contortrix mokasen (Northern Copperhead) City of Suffolk Mating observation
Farancia erytrogramma erytrogramma (Rainbow Snake) Hanover Co. County Record
Regina septemvittata (Queen Snake) Hanover Co. Confirmation observation
Regina septemvittata (Queen Snake) Stafford Co. County Record
Eumeces fasciatus (Five-lined Skink) Pittsylvania Co. Unusual mortality observation
Pseudemys concinna concinna (Eastern River Cooter) Prince George Co. County/City record

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Volume 24, Number 2 - 2004

Table of Contents

  • Herpetofaunal Biodiversity of the Rice Center for Environmental Life Sciences, Charles City County, Virginia - Jason D. Gibson and Paul Sattler
  • First Records of Four Anurans from Essex County, Virginia - Connie Grimm
  • Comments on the Northern Range Limit of Plethodon welleri Walker - Steven M. Roble

Field Notes

Species Location Reason for Field Note
Eumeces anthracinus anthracinus (Northern Coal Skink) Franklin Co. County Record
Heterodon platirhinos (Eastern Hognose Snake) Campbell Co. County Record
Lampropeltis getula getula (Eastern Kingsnake) Chesterfield Co. County Record
Opheodrys vernalis (Smooth Greensnake) Bland Co. County Record
Pseudemysrubriventris (Northern Red-Bellied Cooter) Prince George Co. County Record
Clemmys guttata (Spotted Turtle) Cumberland Co. County Record
Terrapene carolina carolina (Eastern Box Turtle) Henrico Co. Kyphosis
Terrapene carolina carolina (Eastern Box Turtle) Henrico Co. Unusual feeding observation
Trachemys scripta scripta (Yellow-Bellied Slider) Dinwiddie Co. County Record
Rana palustris (Pickerel Frog) King George Co. County Record
Hyla femoralis (Pine Woods Treefrog) Essex Co. County Record
Acris crepitans (Eastern Cricket Frog) Essex Co. County Record
Lithobates clamitans (Green Frog) Essex Co. County Record
Lithobates sphenocephalus (Southern Leopard Frog) Essex Co. County Record
Gastrophryne carolinensis (Eastern Narrow-Mouthed Toad) Sussex Co. County Record

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Volume 24, Number 1 - 2004

Table of Contents

  • Survey of Reptiles and Amphibians in Greensville County, Virginia - Jason Daniel Gibson and John White
  • Is the Red-backed Salamander (Plethodon cinereus) Encroaching upon Populations of the Peaks of Otter Salamander (P. hubrichti)? - Garth Aasen and Norman Reichenbach

Field Notes

Species Location Reason for Field Note
Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis (Eastern Gartersnake) Fairfax Co. Document mating ball
Heterodon platirhinos (Eastern Hognose Snake) Amherst Co. County Record
Trachemys scripta elegans (Red-eared Slider) Henrico Co. Unusual habitat
Eumeces fasciatus (Five-lined Skink) City of Alexandria City record & breeding observation
Pseudacris crucifer (Spring Peeper) Cumberland Co. Early breeding migration activity
Gastrophryne carolinensis (Eastern Narrow-Mouthed Toad) Essex Co. County Record
Elaphe guttata (Corn Snake) Fluvanna Co. County Record

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Volume 23, Number 2 - 2003

Table of Contents

  • Records of Amphibians and Reptiles from Fort Pickett, Virginia - Steven M. Roble, Anne C. Chazal, Katharine L. Derge, and Christopher S. Hobson.
  • Summary of Virginia Sea Turtle Strandings During 2002 - Erin E. Seney, Katherine L. Mansfield, and John A. Musick

Field Notes

Species Location Reason for Field Note
Gastrophryne carolinensis (Eastern Narrow-Mouthed Toad) Dinwiddie Co. County Record
Rana catesbeiana (American Bullfrog) City of Alexandria City record
Ambystoma maculatum (Spotted Salamander) Chesterfield Co. Unusual egg-laying observation
Agkistrodon contortrix mokasen (Northern Copperhead) Pittsylvania Co. County Record
Lampropeltis getula getula (Eastern Kingsnake) Campbell Co. County Record
Lampropeltis getula getula (Eastern Kingsnake) Pittsylvania Co. County Record
Thamnophis sauritus sauritus (Eastern Ribbon Snake) Fairfax Co. Hibernaculum observation
Malaclemys terrapin (Diamondback Terrapin) Northampton Co. Late egg-laying observation
Trachemys scripta scripta (Yellow-Bellied Slider) City of Chesapeake Diurnal nesting observation

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Volume 23, Number 1 - 2003

Table of Contents

  • Biological Diversity of Reptiles and Amphibians in Big Survey Wildlife Management Area - Jason Daniel Gibson and John White

Field Notes

Species Location Reason for Field Note
Chrysemys picta picta (Eastern Painted Turtle) Accomack Co. Nesting observation & hatchling emergence
Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis (Eastern Gartersnake) Gloucester Co. Hibernaculum observation
Storeria dekayi dekayi (Northern Brown Snake) Botetourt Co. County Record
Cnemidophorus sexlineatus sexlineatus (Six-lined Racerunner) City of Suffolk Early activity date
Ambystoma maculatum (Spotted Salamander) Pittsylvania Co. County Record
Pseudacris feriarum (Upland Chorus Frog) Pittsylvania Co. County Record
Pseudacris feriarum (Upland Chorus Frog) Greensville Co. County Record
Bufo americanus (American Toad) Prince William Co. Unusual breeding observation
Rana sphenocephalus (Southern Leopard Frog) Sussex Co. Late breeding observation

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Volume 22, Number 2 - 2002

Table of Contents

  • Records of Amphibians and Reptiles from "The Cedars" Region of Lee County, Virginia - Steven M. Roble and Christopher S. Hobson

Field Notes

Species Location Reason for Field Note
Necturus maculosus maculosus (Common Mudpuppy) Russell Co. County Record
Lampropeltis getula getula (Eastern Kingsnake) Floyd Co. County Record
Lampropeltis getula getula (Eastern Kingsnake) Patrick Co. Confirmation observation
Nerodia erythrogaster erythrogaster (Red-Bellied Watersnake) Isle of Wight Co. County Record
Nerodia erythrogaster erythrogaster (Red-Bellied Watersnake) Sussex Co. Confirmation observation
Opheodrys aestivus (Rough Greensnake) Southampton Co. County Record
Nerodia sipedon sipedon (Northern Watersnake) City of Virginia Beach Prey item observations
Regina septemvittata (Queen Snake) Campbell Co. Confirmation observation
Clemmys guttata (Spotted Turtle) Accomack Co. Confirmation observation
Terrapene carolina carolina (Eastern Box Turtle) City of Danville City record
Chelydra serpentina serpentina (Eastern Snapping Turtle) Pittsylvania Co. County Record
Chelydra serpentina serpentina (Eastern Snapping Turtle) City of Danville City record
Clemmys muhlenbergii (Bog Turtle) Floyd Co. Confirmation observation
Pseudemys concinna (River Cooter) City of Danville Early activity date

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Volume 22, Number 1 - 2002

Table of Contents

  • Herpetofaunal Survey of Sherando Lake Recreation Area, Loves Run Pond Complex, Green Pond, and Humpback Rocks - Jason D. Gibson

Field Notes

Species Location Reason for Field Note
Lampropeltis getula getula (Eastern Kingsnake) Patrick Co. County Record
Storeria occipitomaculata occipitomaculata (N. Red-Bellied Snake) Rockbridge Co. County Record
Nerodia sipedon sipedon (Northern Watersnake) Pittsylvania Co. County Record
Ambystoma jeffersonianum (Jefferson Salamander) Craig Co. County Record
Ambystoma maculatum (Spotted Salamander) Fairfax Co. Atypical color and pattern
Eurycea cirrigera (Southern Two-Lined Salamander) Pittsylvania Co. County Record
Eurycea guttolineata (Three-Lined Salamander) Pittsylvania Co. County Record
Kinosternon subrubrum subrubrum (Eastern Mud Turtle) Fairfax Co. Early nesting observation
Chelydra serpentina serpentina (Eastern Snapping Turtle) Accomack Co. Nesting observation
Rana clamitans melanota (Green Frog) Pittsylvania Co. County Record

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Volume 21, Number 2 - 2001

Table of Contents

  • Reptile and Amphibian Survey of Selected Tracts on the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula of Virginia - Robert S. Greenlee
  • Turtle Mortality in Powhatan County, Virginia - Jason D. Gibson (Full Article)
  • Sensitivity of Spotted Salamander (Ambystoma maculatum) Embryos to UV-B Radiation in Central Virginia - Jeffrey Howard and Norman Reichenbach

Field Notes

Species Location Reason for Field Note
Bufo fowleri (Fowler's Toad) Warren Co. County Record
Pseudemys rubriventris (Northern Red-Bellied Cooter) Warren Co. County Record
Chrysemys picta picta (Eastern Painted Turtle) Pittsylvania Co. County Record
Scaphiopus holbrookii (Eastern Spadefoot) Pittsylvania Co. County Record
Bufo americanus (American Toad) Sussex Co. County Record
Dermochelys coriacea (Leatherback Sea Turtle) Northampton Co. Island record

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Volume 21, Number 1 - 2001

Table of Contents

  • Amphibians and Reptiles of Powhatan County, Virginia - Jason D. Gibson

Field Notes

Species Location Reason for Field Note
Necturus maculosus maculosus (Common Mudpuppy) Smyth Co. County Record
Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis (Eastern Gartersnake) Craig Co. County Record
Eurycea guttolineata (Three-Lined Salamander) Middlesex Co. County Record
Ambystoma maculatum (Spotted Salamander) Rockbridge Co. Confirmation observation
Rana sylvaticus (Wood Frog) Botetourt Co. Large breeding aggregation
Chelydra serpentina serpentina (Eastern Snapping Turtle) James City Co. Early activity and aerial basking

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Volume 20, Number 2 - 2000

Table of Contents

  • A Preliminary Survey of the Amphibians and Reptiles of Savage Neck Dunes Natural Area Preserve, Northampton County, Virginia - Steven M. Roble, Anne C. Chazal, and Amber K. Foster
  • New Records for Gastrophryne carolinensis in Pittsylvania County - Richard L. Hoffman

Field Notes

Species Location Reason for Field Note
Bufo americanus (American Toad) Isle of Wight Co. County Record
Scaphiopus holbrookii (Eastern Spadefoot) Cumberland Co. Confirmation observation
Gastrophryne carolinensis (Eastern Narrow-Mouthed Toad) Lee Co. Confirmation observation
Heterodon platirhinos (Eastern Hognose Snake) Caroline Co. Observation of harassment by crows
Clemmys insculpta (Wood Turtle) Clarke-Frederick Co. Late breeding observation
Coluber constrictor constrictor (Northern Black Racer) Caroline Co. Arboreal behavior observation
Ambystoma opacum (Marbled Salamander) Charlotte Co. Migration observation

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Volume 20, Number 1 - 2000

Table of Contents

  • Reptile and Amphibian Survey of Prince Edward-Gallion State Forest, Sailor's Creek Historical State Park, Twin Lakes State Park, and the Boswell Tracts - Robert S. Greenlee and Michael J. Pinder
  • Copperheads on the York-James Peninsula, Virginia - Robert A. S. Wright and Warren P. Gray
  • Syntopic Occurrence of  Eurycea lucifuga (Cave Salamander), E. longicauda longicauda (Long-tailed Salamander), and E. guttolineata (Three-lined Salamander) in the Piedmont of Virginia - Norman Reichenbach and Liberty University students
  • The Wood Turtle (Clemmys insculpta) in Eastern Fairfax County, Virginia - Joseph C. Mitchell and John Pilcicki

Field Notes

Species Location Reason for Field Note
Elaphe guttata guttata (Corn Snake) Scott Co. County Record
Crotalus horridus (Timber Rattlesnake) Highland Co. Early breeding observation
Eumeces laticeps (Broad-Headed Skink) Accomack Co. County Record
Hyla cinerea (Green Treefrog) Stafford Co. County Record
Amphiuma means (Two-toed Amphiuma) Surry Co. County Record

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Volume 19, Number 2 - 1999

Table of Contents

  • Amphibians and Reptiles of Beaver Pond Habitats in the Laurel Fork Recreation Area, Highland County, Virginia - Steven M. Roble
  • Noteworthy Snake Records from False Cape State Park, City of Virginia Beach, Virginia - Gary M. Williamson and Steven M. Roble

Field Notes

Species Location Reason for Field Note
Hyla squirella (Squirrel Treefrog) King William Co. County Record
Amphiuma means (Two-toed Amphiuma) King William Co. Detailed habitat description
Graptemys geographica (Common Map Turtle) Russell Co. High density locality
Pseudemys concinna (River Cooter) Caroline-Hanover Co. River drainage record
Farancia erytrogramma erytrogramma (Rainbow Snake) New Kent Co. Confirmation observation
Farancia erytrogramma erytrogramma (Rainbow Snake) Caroline Co. Confirmation observation

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Volume 19, Number 1 - 1999

Table of Contents

  • Checklist and Keys to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Virginia's Eastern Shore - Joseph C. Mitchell
  • Reptile and Amphibian Survey of the Clinch Mountain Wildlife Management Area - Michael J. Pinder and Robert S. Greenlee

Field Notes

Species Location Reason for Field Note
Osteopilus septentrionalis (Cuban Treefrog) Fauquier Co. Non-native amphibian
Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis (Eastern Gartersnake) City of Lynchburg Late activity observation
Plethodon cinereus (Northern Red-Backed Salamander) Westmoreland Co. Unusual habitat
Rana catesbeiana (American Bullfrog) Accomack Co. Status on Assateague Island
Thamnophis sauritus sauritus (Eastern Ribbon Snake) Grayson Co. Confirmation observation

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Volume 18, Number 2 - 1998

Table of Contents

  • Records of Amphibians and Reptiles from Fort Lee, Prince George County, Virginia - Steven M. Roble and Christopher S. Hobson
  • El Nino and January Herp Activities - Walter Bulmer and Mike Cherok

Field Notes

Species Location Reason for Field Note
Elaphe guttata guttata (Corn Snake) Lancaster Co. County Record
Nerodia sipedon sipedon (Northern Watersnake) City of Alexandria Mating behavior observation
Chrysemys picta picta (Eastern Painted Turtle) Smyth Co. County Record
Hemidactylium scutatum (Four-toed Salamander) Scott Co. Confirmation observation
Pseudacris brachyphona (Mountain Chorus Frog) Giles Co. Confirmation observation
Eumeces anthracinus anthracinus (Northern Coal Skink) Alleghany Co. - Bath Co. Early activity date & County Record
Chelydra serpentina serpentina (Eastern Snapping Turtle) Pulaski Co. Aerial basking observations

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Volume 18, Number 1 - 1998

Table of Contents

  • Amphibian and Reptile Survey of the Naval Security Group Activity Northwest, City of Chesapeake, Virginia - Michael J. Pinder

Field Notes

Species Location Reason for Field Note
Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis (Eastern Gartersnake) Roanoke Co. Early activity
Siren lacertina (Greater Siren) Amelia Co. County Record
Plethodon cinereus (Northern Red-Backed Salamander) Campbell Co. Observation
Storeria dekayi dekayi (Northern Brown Snake) City of Lynchburg Observation
Elaphe obsoleta obsoleta (Black Ratsnake) Campbell Co. Observation
Diadophis punctatus punctatus  (Southern Ringneck Snake) Campbell Co. Observation
Elaphe guttata guttata (Corn Snake) Campbell Co. Observation
Lampropeltis getula getula (Eastern Kingsnake) City of Lynchburg City record
Chelydra serpentina serpentina (Eastern Snapping Turtle) Campbell Co. Observation
Terrapene carolina carolina (Eastern Box Turtle) Roanoke Co. Early activity

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Volume 17, Number 2 - 1997

Table of Contents

  • Herpetological Survey of Copper Creek - Paul Sattler (Species List)

Field Notes

Species Location Reason for Field Note
Carphophis amoenus amoenus (Eastern Wormsnake) Craig Co. County Record
Virginia valeriae (Smooth Earthsnake) City of Lynchburg City record

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Volume 17, Number 1 - 1997

Table of Contents

  • Amphibian and Reptile Survey of the Massanutten Region - Michael J. Pinder
  • Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toads (Gastrophryne carolinensis) in Mathews County, Virginia - John B. Bazuin, Jr.

Field Notes

Species Location Reason for Field Note
Regina septemvittata septemvittata (Queen Snake) Russell Co. County Record
Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis (Eastern Gartersnake) Botetourt Co. Prey item observation
Heterodon platirhinos (Eastern Hognose Snake) Lee Co. County Record

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Volume 16, Number 2 - 1996

Table of Contents

  • Salamander Diversity and Abundance Along Buck Run in the Laurel Fork Area of Highland County, Virginia - H. Steve Adams, Michael S. Hayslett, and Chris Hobson (Full Article)
  • Reptile and Amphibian Observations, Floyd County, Virginia - Shay Garriock, Melody Kirkendall, and Shawn Carter (Full Article)

Field Notes

Species Location Reason for Field Note
Amphiuma means (Two-toed Amphiuma) Isle of Wight Co. County Record
Chelydra serpentina serpentina (Eastern Snapping Turtle) Pulaski Co. Predation observation
Eumeces fasciatus (Five-lined Skink) Floyd Co. Late nesting observation
Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis (Eastern Gartersnake) Floyd Co. County Record
Thamnophis sauritus sauritus (Eastern Ribbon Snake) Floyd Co. County Record

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Volume 16, Number 1 - 1996

Table of Contents

  • Hyla chrysoscelis Also Crosses the Blue Ridge Sic Juvat Transcendere Montes - Richard L. Hoffman

Field Notes

Species Location Reason for Field Note
Regina septemvittata septemvittata (Queen Snake) Smyth Co. Behavior observation
Chelydra serpentina serpentina (Eastern Snapping Turtle) Goochland Co. Late Terrestrial observation
Heterodon platirhinos (Eastern Hognose Snake) Accomack Co. Confirmation observation
Ophisaurus attenuatus longicaudus (Eastern Slender Glass Lizard) Powhatan Co. Confirmation observation
Nerodia erythrogaster erythrogaster (Red-Bellied Watersnake) York Co. Confirmation observation
Carphophis amoenus amoenus (Eastern Wormsnake) Augusta Co. Early observation
Chrysemys picta picta (Eastern Painted Turtle) Fairfax Co. Observation
Chrysemys picta picta (Eastern Painted Turtle) City of Alexandria Observation
Clemmys guttata (Spotted Turtle) Fairfax Co. Observation
Clemmys guttata (Spotted Turtle) Stafford Co. Observation
Clemmys insculpta (Wood Turtle) Warren Co. Observation
Pseudemys rubriventris (Northern Red-bellied Cooter) Fairfax Co. Observation
Terrapene carolina carolina (Eastern Box Turtle) Culpeper Co. County Record
Terrapene carolina carolina (Eastern Box Turtle) Arlington Co. Observation
Terrapene carolina carolina (Eastern Box Turtle) Fairfax Co. Observation
Terrapene carolina carolina (Eastern Box Turtle) Frederick Co. Observation
Terrapene carolina carolina (Eastern Box Turtle) Prince William Co. Observation
Trachemys scripta scripta (Yellow-bellied Slider) Fairfax Co. Observation
Trachemys scripta scripta (Yellow-bellied Slider) City of Alexandria Observation
Kinosternon subrubrum subrubrum (Eastern Mud Turtle) Fairfax Co. Observation
Sternotherus odoratus (Eastern Musk Turtle) Fairfax Co. Observation
Sternotherus odoratus (Eastern Musk Turtle) City of Suffolk Observation
Sceloporus undulatus hyacinthinus (Northern Fence Lizard) New Kent Co. County Record
Eumeces fasciatus (Five-lined Skink) Culpeper Co. County Record
Eumeces fasciatus (Five-lined Skink) Fairfax Co. Observation
Eumeces fasciatus (Five-lined Skink) James City Co. Observation
Scincella lateralis (Little Brown Skink) Fairfax Co. Observation
Scincella lateralis (Little Brown Skink) New Kent Co. Observation
Scincella lateralis (Little Brown Skink) Westmoreland Co. Observation
Carphophis amoenus amoenus (Eastern Wormsnake) Fairfax Co. Observation
Carphophis amoenus amoenus (Eastern Wormsnake) Prince William Co. Observation
Coluber constrictor constrictor (Northern Black Racer) Fairfax Co. Observation
Diadophis punctatus edwardsii (Northern Ring-necked Snake) Fairfax Co. Observation
Diadophis punctatus edwardsii (Northern Ring-necked Snake) Montgomery Co. Observation
Elaphe obsoleta obsoleta (Black Ratsnake) Fairfax Co. Observation
Lampropeltis calligaster rhombomaculata (Mole Kingsnake) Albemarle Co. County Record
Lampropeltis getula getula (Eastern Kingsnake) Prince William Co. Observation
Lampropeltis triangulum triangulum (Eastern Milk Snake) Clarke Co. Observation
Opheodrys aestivus (Rough Greensnake) Clarke Co. County Record
Opheodrys aestivus (Rough Greensnake) New Kent Co. County Record
Opheodrys aestivus (Rough Greensnake) Westmoreland Co. Observation
Agkistrodon contortrix mokasen (Northern Copperhead) Fairfax Co. Observation
Crotalus horridus (Timber Rattlesnake) Augusta Co. Observation
Crotalus horridus (Timber Rattlesnake) Rappahannock Co. Observation
Ambystoma jeffersonianum (Jefferson Salamander) Allegheny Co. County Record
Hemidactylium scutatum (Four-toed Salamander) Chesterfield Co. Early nesting activity
Ambystoma talpoideum  (Mole Salamander) Campbell Co. Confirmation observation

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Volume 15, Number 2 - 1995

Table of Contents

  • Amphibians and Reptiles from Candler Mountain, Campbell County, Virginia - Paul W. Sattler

Field Notes

Species Location Reason for Field Note
Rana palustris (Pickerel Frog) City of Lynchburg Unusual calling observation
Sternotherus minor peltifer (Stripe-necked Musk Turtle) Lee Co. Confirmation observation
Carphophis amoenus amoenus (Eastern Wormsnake) Accomack Co. Discovery on Barrier Island
Regina septemvittata septemvittata (Queen Snake) Rockbridge Co. County Record
Rana sylvaticus (Wood Frog) Craig Co. Confirmation observation
Storeria dekayi dekayi (Northern Brown Snake) Botetourt Co. County Record
Hemidactylium scutatum (Four-toed Salamander) Augusta Co. County Record
Rana sylvaticus (Wood Frog) Campbell Co. County Record

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Volume 15, Number 1 - 1995

Table of Contents

  • Records of Amphibians and Reptiles from the Clinch Ranger District, Jefferson National Forest - Steven M. Roble and Christopher S. Hobson
  • Amphibians and Reptiles of Sugarland Run, Fairfax and Loudoun Counties, Virginia: Estimated Numbers and Commercial Value - Joseph C. Mitchell

Field Notes

Species Location Reason for Field Note
Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis (Eastern Gartersnake) Accomack Co. County Record
Agkistrodon piscivorus piscivorus (Eastern Cottonmouth) Surry Co. Confirmation observation
Regina septemvittata septemvittata (Queen Snake) Grayson Co. County Record
Cnemidophorous s. sexlineatus (Eastern Six-lined Racerunner) Franklin Co. County Record

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Volume 14, Number 2 - 1994

Table of Contents

  • The Effects of the "Blizzard of 1993" on the Breeding Cycle of Amphibians in Northern Virginia - Kay Marano Briggs (Full Article)
  • Results of the 1994 VHS Spring Field Meeting - Michael S. Hayslett

Field Notes

Species Location Reason for Field Note
Hyla cinerea (Green Treefrog) Caroline Co. Unusual dorsolateral stripe
Eumeces anthracinus anthracinus (Northern Coal Skink) Alleghany Co. Arboreal observation
Ambystoma opacum (Marbled Salamander) Craig Co. Confirmation observation
Rana sylvaticus (Wood Frog) Culpeper Co. County Record
Eumeces anthracinus anthracinus (Northern Coal Skink) Botetourt Co. Confirmation observation

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Volume 14, Number 1 - 1994

Table of Contents

  • Paul R. Burch's Herpetological Collection At Radford College, Virginia: A Valuable Resource Lost - Richard L. Hoffman and Joseph C. Mitchell

Field Notes

Species Location Reason for Field Note
Gastrophryne carolinensis (Eastern Narrow-Mouthed Toad) Mathews Co. County Record
Hyla squirella (Squirrel Treefrog) Greensville Co. County Record
Plethodon cinereus (Northern Red-Backed Salamander) Craig Co. Unusual coloration
Farancia erytrogramma erytrogramma (Rainbow Snake) Caroline Co. County Record

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Volume 13, Number 2 - 1993

Table of Contents

  • An Annotated Checklist of the Amphibians and Reptiles of Shenandoah National Park Virginia - William L. Witt
  • Survey of Loudoun County, Virginia for the State Threatened Wood Turtle, Clemmys insculpta - Sue Bruenderman ((Full Article)
  • Results of the 1993 VHS Spring Meeting and Field Trip - Michael Hayslett

Field Notes

Species Location Reason for Field Note
Terrapene carolina carolina (Eastern Box Turtle) Isle of Wight Co. County Record
Pseudotriton  montanus montanus (Eastern Mud Salamander) Pittsylvania Co. County Record
Eurycea longicauda longicauda (Long-tailed Salamander) Craig Co. County Record

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Volume 13, Number 1 - 1993

Table of Contents

  • An Annotated Checklist of Reptiles and Amphibians from Highland County, Virginia - David A.Young

Field Notes

Species Location Reason for Field Note
Plethodon hubrichti (Peaks of Otter Salamander) Bedford Co. Range observation
Ambystoma opacum (Marbled Salamander) Botetourt Co. County Record
Opheodrys aestivus (Rough Greensnake) Campbell Co. County Record


FROGS

Virginia is home to 28 species of frogs and toads.

SALAMANDERS

We have a large diversity of salamanders consisting of 56 different species and subspecies.

LIZARDS

Virginia is home to 9 native lizard species and two introduced species, the Mediterranean Gecko and the Italian Wall Lizard.

SNAKES

The Commonwealth is home to 34 species and subspecies of snake. Only 3 species are venomous.

TURTLES

Virginia has 25 species and subspecies of turtle. Five of these species are sea turtle.