(auditor). Altig (eds.) 1999. All individuals will carry the cross on the back. The belly is white. Clarfield, Larry. Frost, D., T. Males call in mid to late May in the southern part of the province.

Because monotypic genera are uninformative phylogeneticly (they provide no content regarding evolution or relatedness) and all current phylogenetic hypotheses demonstrate that O. No Crawfish Frogs were observed during 2004, despite what seemed to be ideal conditions. proximus) throughout the remainder of the state. Fossil Record: Fossil specimens are known from Meade (Fox Canyon Local Fauna, Rexroad 3 Fauna, Wendell Fox Pasture, Deer Park Local Fauna, and Borchers Local Fauna), Rice, Seward (Saw Rock Local Fauna) and Jewell counties. All of these factors reinforce the critical need to understand the current distribution patterns of amphibian and reptile species within the state. (1): pp. The alligator snapping turtle eats any kind of fish and also eats frogs, snakes, snails, worms, clams, crayfish, aquatic plants, and other turtles.

University Press of Kansas, Lawrence, Lawrence. Collared Lizards aren’t picky eaters; the only two requirements for a potential meal are that it is moving and that it fits into the lizard’s mouth. Publication of the Kansas Biological Survey and the Kansas Geological Survey, Pp. Phylogenetic relationships of the North American Chorus Frogs (Pseudacris: Hylidae). These temperature-dependent reptiles lack sex chromosomes. Say, Thomas in Edwin James. Molecular studies on the genus Eumeces Weigmann, 1834: Phylogenetic relationships and taxonomic implications.

Observations on Kansas amphibians and reptiles. References: 1889. University of Kansas, Museum of Natural History, Miscellaneous Publication. Also, reliable reports of calling Spring Peepers from northeastern Allen County and southeastern Johnson County were received; however these are as yet unsubstantiated. Molecular studies on the genus Eumeces Weigmann, 1834: Phylogenetic relationships and taxonomic implications. Food Habits: Their diet consists primarily of rodents, but they will also consume lizards, frogs and occasionally other snakes. 1993.

Hall, Henry H. They are primarily active only by day, although during the hot summer months they can occaisionally be found in the early morning or late evening. 18. Fitzgerald and Nilon (1994) and Ahrens (1997) reported examples of this snake from Camp Naish in urban Wyandotte County. At night, forages for food. The turtles mate underwater, and then the female lay one to nine eggs sometime between February and June. Those incubated between 71-77 deg F produce predominately males, while cooler or warmer temperatures produce females.

longicauda, and in considerable greater abundance than E. Collins, and Travis W. County Breakdown: County Name (# occurrences) Allen (2), Anderson (1), Atchison (16), Bourbon (8), Chautauqua (12), Crawford (5), Doniphan (3), Douglas (84), Elk (2), Franklin (50), Geary (1), Jackson (1), Jefferson (9), Johnson (21), Leavenworth (18), Linn (6), Marshall (14), Miami (33), Montgomery (4), Osage (13), Pottawatomie (2), Riley (8), Shawnee (4), Wabaunsee (2), Wilson (1), Wyandotte (2) Reproduction: Timber Rattlesnakes breed in the spring or fall (July or August) and are sexually mature in 7 to 12 years of age. Growth and Longevity: The largest specimen from Kansas was collected in Stevens County (MHP 7469) on 31 April 2002 by Travis W. The eggs hatch around August and September and hatch in the spring. Despite currently sharing habitat, the two species do not interbreed. However, it was also at Humboldt that I took my very first art class.

Fossil Record: Pleistocene fossil specimens are known from Ellsworth County. County Breakdown: County Name (# occurrences) Allen (5), Anderson (16), Barber (15), Bourbon (4), Butler (2), Chase (2), Chautauqua (1), Coffey (1), Comanche (6), Cowley (10), Crawford (5), Douglas (67), Elk (3), Ellis (37), Ellsworth (1), Franklin (20), Geary (4), Graham (1), Greenwood (7), Harvey (1), Jackson (1), Jefferson (5), Johnson (4), Kiowa (4), Labette (2), Leavenworth (4), Linn (2), Lyon (1), Marshall (2), McPherson (2), Miami (4), Mitchell (1), Montgomery (2), Neosho (3), Osage (2), Osborne (6), Phillips (1), Pratt (1), Reno (2), Rice (4), Riley (13), Rooks (6), Russell (37), Saline (1), Shawnee (6), Smith (1), Sumner (3), Trego (1), Wabaunsee (3), Wilson (4), Woodson (1), Wyandotte (1) Reproduction: Mating occurs in May and 5 to 15 eggs are laid in late June or July. Systematic surveying efforts at historic and novel localities are needed to adequately assess the status of this obligate aquatic salamander within the state. Distribution: This taxon is known from the Permian Prairie and Cimarron Plains. The belly of a Great Plains Rat Snakes is composed of well defined dark brown/black squares against a light background while the belly pattern of the Prairie Kingsnake is more diffuse. Confusing Species: The American Toad can be distinguished from Woodhouse’s Toad by the separation of the paratoid glands from the cranial crests. References: 1993.

Distribution: This lizard is known from the western two-thirds of the state. Distribution: Known from moderately to heavily wooded areas in southeast Kansas from the Arkansas River drainage north to the Kansas River basin.