Midwest Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation

Midwest PARC Species List Additional Information

Taxonomic Breakdown of Midwest PARC Species

Taxonomically, they are divided as follows:

  • Salamanders - 39 species
    • Two Hellbender subspecies (Eastern Hellbender and Ozark Hellbender)
    • A category lumping unisexual ambystomatids (see explanation below)
  • Frogs and Toads - 33 species
  • Lizards - 16 species
  • Snakes - 56 species
    • Two watersnake subspecies (Copper-bellied Watersnake and Lake Erie Watersnake)
  • Turtles - 20 species