New County Records of Reptiles and Amphibians from State-Managed Properties in Illinois

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Herpetological Review


(Phillips et al. 1999) provided a widely available record of the known county-level distributions of herpetofauna in Illinois. Since its publication, multiple articles documenting new county records from the state have been published in Herpetological Review (eg, Petzing et al. 2000, 2002, and 2007; Foster and Mullin 2007). As part of a study examining the ecological integrity of seasonal wetlands on state-managed properties in Illinois, we repeatedly sampled 240 wetlands over three years for the presence of amphibians and reptiles. The study resulted in 17 new Illinois county records collected from 2010–2012 (Kessler et al 2013). Herein we report 19 specimens collected in 2013 and 2014 that represent new county records in the state of Illinois as well as two vouchered specimens that were previously known only from photographs. All vouchered specimens listed are housed in the Illinois Natural History Survey (INHS) amphibian and reptile collection.

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