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The Common Mudpuppy (Necturus maculosus) is a large salamander that grows to over 19 inches (>48 cm) in length. Mudpuppies are paedomorphic, meaning that individuals become reproductively mature while maintaining…

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The Bog Turtle (Glyptemys muhlenbergii) is North America’s smallest turtle (and one of the smallest globally). Unfortunately, the Bog Turtle is facing extinction and is listed as a federally-threatened species…

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The Eastern Massasauga (Sistrurus catenatus catenatus) is a small rattlesnake, typically measuring less than 30 in (760 mm) adult size (maximum length 39.5 in or 1003 mm). While this species…

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The Pennsylvania Amphibian and Reptile Survey (PARS) is an important state-sponsored atlas project launching in 2013.  PARS will determine the distribution and status of all amphibians and reptiles throughout Pennsylvania, building upon previous atlas efforts…

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Cope’s Gray Treefrog: Pennsylvania State Record

Herpetological Review 50(1), 2019 GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION 97 HYLA CHRYSOSCELIS (Cope’s Gray Treefrog). USA: PENNSYLVANIA: Washington Co.: ca. 3 km S of West Alexander, near Old Brick Road. 21 June 2013.…

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The Mediterranean Gecko (Hemidactylus turcicus) in Pennsylvania, USA

Herpetological Review 50(3), 2019 GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION 537. Herein, we report the first documentation of reproducing Mediterranean Gecko (Hemidactylus turcicus) colonies in Penn-sylvania and, to date, the northernmost confirmed locations in…

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