Critters of the Wesleyan Campus


  An accumulating checklist of amphibians,

  reptiles, and mammals of the Wesleyan

  College Arboretum, Macon, Georgia


  Revised August 2014


  Please submit additions and corrections to

  Barry Rhoades of the Wesleyan

  Biology Department


  Upland Chorus Frog Pseudacris triseriata feriarum


Amphibians Reptiles Mammals Field List

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Caudata (salamanders)
   Plethodontidae (lungless salamanders)

      ___ Two-Toed Amphiuma Amphiuma means
      ___ Southern Dusky Salamander Desmognathus auriculatus

      ___ Southern Two-lined Salamander Eurycea cirrigera
Salientia (frogs and toads)
   Ranidae (true frogs)
      ___ Bullfrog†  Rana catesbeiana
      ___ Bronze Frog Rana clamitans clamitans
      ___ Southern Leopard Frog Rana sphenocephala

   Microhylidae (narrow-mouthed frogs)
      ___ Eastern Narrow-mouthed Frog Gastrophryne carolinensis

   Bufonidae (toads)
      ___ Southern Toad Bufo terrestris
      ___ American Toad Bufo americanus

      ___ Fowler's Toad Bufo fowleri

   Hylidae (treefrogs)
      ___ Northern Cricket Frog Acris crepitans crepitans
      ___ Southern Cricket Frog Acris gryllus gryllus
      ___ Bird-voiced Treefrog †  Hyla avivoca
      ___ Green Treefrog Hyla cinerea
      ___ Northern Spring Peeper Hyla crucifer crucifer
      ___ Squirrel Treefrog Hyla squirrella
      ___ Common & Cope's Gray Treefrog Hyla versicolor & Hyla chrysocelis
      ___ Upland Chorus Frog  Pseudacris feriarum


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Testudines (turtles)

   Testudinidae (tortoises)

      ___ Gopher Tortoise* Gopherus polyphemus

   Chelydridae (snapping turtles)
      ___ Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina
      ___ Alligator Snapping Turtle Macroclemys temmincki

   Kinosternidae (musk & mud turtles)
      ___ Common Musk Turtle Sternotherus odoratus

      ___ Eastern Mud Turtle Kinosternon subrubrum
      ___ Striped Mud Turtle Kinosternon baurii

   Emydidae (pond, marsh, & box turtles)
      ___ Eastern River Cooter Pseudemys concinna concinna
      ___ Eastern Painted Turtle Chrysemys picta picta
      ___ Yellow-bellied Turtle Chrysemys scripta scripta
      ___ Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina carolina

   Trionychidae (softshell turtles)
      ___ Gulf Coast Spiny Softshell Apolone spinifera aspera

Squamata; Lacertilia (lizards)
   Iguanidae (iguanids)
      ___ Green Anole Anolis carolinensis


   Phrynosomatidae (spiny lizards)
      ___ Eastern Fence Lizard Sceloporus undulatus

   Teiidae (whiptails)
      ___ Six-lined Racerunner Cnemidophorus sexlineatus sexlineatus
   Scincidae (skinks)
      ___ Five-lined Skink Eumeces fasciatus
      ___ Ground Skink Scincella lateralis

Squamata; Serpentes (snakes)
   Colubridae (colubrid snakes)
      ___ Eastern Worm Snake Carphophis amoenus
      ___ Black Rat Snake Elaphe obsoleta obsoleta
      ___ Gray Rat Snake  Elaphe obsoleta spiloides
      ___ Brown Water Snake Nerodia taxispilota
      ___ Eastern Kingsnake Lampropeltis getula getula
      ___ Rough Green Snake Opheodrys aestivus

      ___ Hognose Snake Heterodon platyrhinos

      ___ Rough Earth Snake Virginia striatula

Viperiidae (pit vipers)
      ___ Southern Copperhead  Agkistron contortrix contortrix

      ___ Water Moccasin  Agkistron piscivorous



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Didelphimorphia (American marsupials)

   Didelphidae (opossums)
      ___ Virginia Opossum Didelphis virginiana
Cingulata (armadillos)

   Dasypodidae (extant armadillos)
      ___ Nine-Banded Armadillo Dasypus novemcinctus

Eulipotyphla (insectivores)
   Soricidae (shrews)
      ___ Southern Short-tailed Shrew  Blarina carolinensis

Cetartiodactyla (even-toed ungulates)
   Cervidae (deer)
      ___ White-tailed Deer  Odocoileus virginianus 
Carnivora (carnivores)


   Ursidae (bears)

      ___ American Black Bear* Ursus americanus

   Canidae (foxes, coyotes, & wolves)
      ___ Domestic Dog‡ Canis familiaris
      ___ Red Fox Vulpes vulpes fulva
      ___ Gray Fox Urocyan cinereoargenteus

   Mustelidae (weasels, martins, & otters)
      ___ River Otter Lontra canadensis

   Mephitidae (skunks)
      ___ Striped Skunk Mephitis mephitis


   Procyonidae (raccoons)
      ___ Raccoon Procyon lotor


   Felidae (cats)
      ___ Bobcat* Lynx rufus
      ___ Domestic Cat‡  Felis sylvestris cattus


Chiroptera (bats)
   Vespertillionidae (evening bats)
      ___ Evening Bat  Nycticeius humeralis


Perissodactyla (odd-toed ungulates)
    Equidae (horses)
      ___ Horse‡ Equus caballus   

Rodentia (rodents)
   Muridae (mouse-like rodents)
      ___ House Mouse  Mus musculus
      ___ Muskrat  Odatra zibethica


   Castoridae (beavers)
      ___ American Beaver  Castor canadensis


   Sciuridae (squirrels)
      ___ Eastern Gray Squirrel  Sciurus carolinensis
      ___ Eastern Fox Squirrel*  Sciurus niger
      ___ Eastern Chipmunk  Tamias striatus
      ___ Southern Flying Squirrel  Glaucomys volans

Lagomorpha (picas, hares, & rabbits)
   Leporidae (hares & rabbits)
      ___ Eastern Cottontail  Silvilagus floridanus
Primates (prosimians, monkeys, & apes)
   Hominidae (hominids)
      ___ Human‡ Homo sapiens sapiens
* Animals identified to date only in other areas of Bibb County, Georgia
† Animals identified to date only by call
‡ Non-feral animals
Number of Identified Native Species: 60
Feral Mammals:19

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Field Guide


Printable Field List

(open and print this Word 2003 document landscape/duplex, then tri-fold)


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 Rev. 09.14