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Species List

The following species of reptiles were observed along the Rideau River by Francis Cook and Mike Rankin, research associates with the Canadian Museum of Nature, during the course of their numerous years of research and particularly during the Rideau River Biodiversity Project.

Scientific Name Common Name
Chelydra serpentina common snapping turtle
Chrysemys picta * painted turtle
Emydoidea blandingi Blanding's turtle
Graptemys geographica map turtle
Trachemys scripta elegans * / ** red-eared slider
Sternotherus odoratus * musk turtle
Diadophis punctatus ringneck snake
Pantherophis alleghaniensis rat snake
Nerodia sipedon northern water snake
Opheodrys vernalis smooth green snake
Storeria occipitomaculata redbelly snake
Thamnophis sirtalis * common garter snake


* Species observed during the Project, particularly in summer 1998 and spring 1999.

** Exotic Species.

 

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