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Indiana Dunes National Park is a National Park Service unit on the shore of Lake Michigan in Indiana, United States. A BioBlitz took place there on May 15 and 16, 2009. During that time, a list of organisms was compiled which included a preliminary list of the reptiles of the area.

Turtles (Testudinate)

  1. Chelydra serpentina serpentina - Common snapping turtle
  2. Chrysemys picta marginata - Painted turtle
  3. Emydoidea blandingi] - Blanding's turtle
  4. Pseudemys scripta elegans - cooter
  5. Sternotherus odoratus - Common musk turtle

Lizards (Sauris)

  1. Cnemidophorus sexlineatus viridis - Prairie Racerunner
  2. Plestiodon fasciatus - Five-lined Skink
  3. Ophisaurus attenuatus attenuatus - Slender Glass Lizard

Snakes (Serpentes)

  1. Coluber constrictor flaviventris - Eastern Racer
  2. Heterodon platyrhinos - Eastern Hognose Snake
  3. Lampropeltis triangulum - Milk snake
  4. Nerodia sipedon sipedon - Northern Water Snake
  5. Storeria dekayi wrightorum - Midland Brown Snake
  6. Thamnophis proximus Western ribbon snake
  7. Thamnophis sirtalis - Common Garter Snake
  8. Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis - Eastern Garter Snake
  9. Thamnophis radix radix - Eastern Plains Garter Snake
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