The primary objective of the North Dakota Herp Atlas project is to gather reliable information about the distribution of amphibians and reptiles (herpetofauna) across the state of North Dakota, and to house these data in a single centralized location. The North Dakota Herp Atlas project was started in 2008 by Jeffrey B. LeClere, Randy E. Blasus and Christopher E. Smith, and the website currently administered by Christopher E. Smith. Since that time, over 125 county records and two previously undocumented species for the state of North Dakota have been collected by the founding members. In addition, volunteers, state and federal agency staff and university professors have contributed substantially.

Data are typically in the form of digital photographs with accompanying locality information (e.g., latitude and longitude; UTMs; Township, Range, Section and Subsection; etc...). Records of significance are accessioned at the Bell Museum of Natural History (JFBM).

Additional Projects:

“A Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of North Dakota”, by Jeffrey B. LeClere, Randy E. Blasus and Christopher E. Smith.

Related Organizations:

Dakota Amphibian and Reptile Network

North Dakota Game and Fish

Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center

Last Updated: Oct 2015

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