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New distributional records of amphibians and reptiles from Titus County, Texas.

Dixon (1987) presented detailed range maps for Texas' amphibians and reptiles. For Titus County, in northeast Texas (Fig. 1), he reported that museum records existed for seven amphibian and 19 reptile species. In this note, new county records are reported for an additional seven amphibian species (six families, six genera) and nine reptile species (three families, eight genera) from Titus County. All specimens were collected by the author and are housed in The University of Texas at Arlington Collection of Vertebrates (UTA). Identifications were confirmed by P. D. Klawinski. Specimens are listed below, followed by common name (Collins, 1990), locality data, date of capture, and museum catalogue number.

CAUDATA: SIRENIDAE

Siren intermedia nettingi Goin, 1942 (Western Lesser Siren). 2 km (air) NE Winfield, Texas Utilities Monticello Lignite Mining Area (TUMLMA), Winfield North Mining Area (Winfield North), pond AR-32, (33[degrees] 10' 23" N, 95[degrees] 05' 07" W). 25 October 1992. UTA A-39593.

CAUDATA: AMPHIUMIDAE

Amphiuma tridactylum Cuvier, 1827 (Three-toed Amphiuma). 6 km (air) NE Winfield, TUMLMA, Winfield North, pond B-12, (33[degrees] 11' 45" N, 95[degrees] 02' 20" W). 23 June 1992. UTA-Live Collection.

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ANURA: BUFONIDAE

Bufo americanus charlesmithi Bragg, 1954 (Dwarf American Toad). On County Road (Co. Rd.) NW 18, 1.3 rd. km E of junction with Co. Rd. NW 3, (33[degrees] 13' 11" N, 95[degrees] 06' 31" W). 11 June 1991. UTA A-37934.

Bufo woodhousii velatus Bragg and Sanders, 1951 (East Texas Toad). On Co. Rd. NW 18, 2.1 rd. km E of junction with Co. Rd. NW 3, (33[degrees] 13' 06" N, 95[degrees] 06' 05" W). 12 June 1991. UTA A-37930.

ANURA: HYLIDAE

Acris crepitans crepitans Baird, 1854 (Northern Cricket Frog). 2 km (air) NE Winfield, TUMLMA, Winfield North, pond AR-24, (33[degrees] 10' 41" N, 95[degrees] 05' 36" W). 11 July 1991. UTA A-37763.

ANURA: RANIDAE

Rana clamitans clamitans Latreille, 1801 (Bronze Frog). 2 km (air) NE Winfield, TUMLMA, Winfield North, pond AR-24, (33[degrees] 10' 41" N, 95[degrees] 05' 36" W). 12 Aug. 1992. UTA A-39590.

ANURA: MICROHYLIDAE

Gastrophryne carolinensis (Holbrook, 1836) (Eastern Narrowmouth Toad). On Co. Rd. NW 18, 0.6 rd. km E of junction with Co. Rd. NW 3, (33[degrees] 13' 23" N, 95[degrees] 06' 51" W). 11 June 1991. UTA A-37928.

TESTUDINES: EMYDIDAE

Pseudemys concinna metteri Ward, 1984 (Missouri River Cooter). 2 km (air) NE Winfield, TUMLMA, Winfield North, pond AR-32, (33[degrees] 10' 23" N, 95[degrees] 05' 07" W). 12 Oct. 1992. UTA R-34117.

Terrapene ornata ornata (Agassiz, 1857) (Ornate Box Turtle). On Farm to Market (FM) Rd. 1734, 0.5 rd. km N of junction with Co. Rd. NW 13, (33[degrees] 11' 22" N, 95[degrees] 05' 38" W). 18 May 1991. UTA R-30144.

SQUAMATA: SERPENTES: COLUBRIDAE

Elaphe obsoleta lindheimerii (Baird and Girard, 1853) (Texas Rat Snake). 4.2 km (air) NE Winfield, TUMLMA, Winfield North, 0.2 km NW of pond B-6, (33[degrees] 12' 01" N, 95[degrees] 0.4' 14" W). 23 July 1992. UTA R-33945.

Heterodon nasicus gloydi Edgren, 1952 (Dusty Hognose Snake). Dead on road (DOR) at junction of Co. Rd. NW 13 and FM Rd. 1734, (33[degrees] 11' 26" N, 95[degrees] 05' 44" W). 15 May 1991. UTA R-32669.

Masticophis flagellum flagellum (Shaw, 1802) (Eastern Coachwhip). DOR on Co. Rd. NW 15, 1.3 rd. km N of junction with FM Rd. 1734, (33[degrees] 12' 19" N, 95[degrees] 04' 40" W). 22 Oct. 1991. UTA R-32657.

Nerodia erythrogaster flavigaster (Conant, 1949) (Yellowbelly Water Snake). 3.2 km (air) NE Winfield, TUMLMA, Winfield North, pond AR-3, (33[degrees] 11' 04" N, 95[degrees] 04' 28" W). 12 April 1991. UTA R-32680.

Nerodia fasciata confluens (Blanchard, 1923) (Broad-banded Water Snake). On Co. Rd. NW 13, 2.6 rd. km N of junction with FM Rd. 1734, (33[degrees] 12' 42" N, 95[degrees] 05' 34" W). 14 May 1991. UTA R-32679.

Storeria dekayi texana Trapido, 1944 (Texas Brown Snake). 3.2 km (air) NE Winfield, TUMLMA, Winfield North, 0.1 km W of pond A-13, (33[degrees] 10' 35" N, 95[degrees] 04' 14" W). 23 Sept. 1991. UTA R-32688.

SQUAMATA: SERPENTES: VIPERIDAE

Agkistrodon piscivorus leucostoma (Troost, 1836) (Western Cottonmouth). Found dead. 4.4 km (air) NE Winfield, TUMLMA, Winfield North, pond BR-18, (33[degrees] 11' 45" N, 95[degrees] 04' 03" W). 19 June 1992. UTA R-34124.

Texas Utilities Services provided financial support during my studies in Titus County. Stephen W. Shackleford, of the Texas Department of Transportation, helped determine coordinates for many of the localities.

LITERATURE CITED

Collins, J. T. 1990. Standard common and current scientific names for North American amphibians and reptiles. SSAR Herpetological Circular No. 19, 41 pp.

Dixon, J. R. 1987. Amphibians and reptiles of Texas. Texas A & M Univ. Press, College Station, 434 pp.

MICHAEL B. KECK

Department of Biology, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas 76019
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Publication:The Texas Journal of Science
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Date:Nov 1, 1993
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