Northern ring-necked snake © Joe Crowley
Please Read: Big Changes to the Ontario Reptile and Amphibian Atlas
The Atlas is transitioning into a new era, with Ontario Nature wrapping-up the data collection phase of this project as of December 1, 2019. Now that our app and online form have gone offline, we encourage you to continue submitting any future observations through the ‘Herps of Ontario’ project on iNaturalist or directly to the Natural Heritage Information Centre for species at risk. To learn more about the transition, read our blog.
Turtles | Snakes | Lizard | Salamanders | Frogs and Toads
Click on the picture or name to view a photo, range map and description of each species found in Ontario. Learn about non-native reptiles and amphibians in Ontario.
Frogs and ToadsView a map of the known ranges of all reptile and amphibian species in Ontario.
Learn about non-native reptiles and amphibians in Ontario.
* Last updated March 2022
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