Reptiles and Amphibians No Longer in Canada

Three reptiles, all once native to BC, have disappeared from Canada, although they still exist in the western United States.

One amphibian might also be extinct in Canada, the northern cricket frog (Acris crepitans) of Ontario. The province is at the northern fringe of the frog's extensive range in North America.

Common Name Scientific Name Gone From
Western Pond Turtle Actinemys marmorata British Columbia
Pygmy Horned Lizard Phrynosoma douglasii British Columbia
Pacific Gophersnake Pituophis catenifer catenifer British Columbia

Provincial Losses

At the provincial level, extirpations of reptiles and amphibians have all happened in Ontario, where three species are no longer found.

Common Name Scientific Name Gone From
Timber Rattlesnake Crotalus horridus Ontario
Tiger Salamander Ambystoma tigrinum Ontario
Spring Salamander Gyrinophilus porphyriticus Ontario
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