A new publication documenting 54 new distributional records of 17 species of amphibians and reptiles in South Dakota, all collected during 2017, was published in the June 2018 issue of Herpetological Review. Included are numerous records of Boreal Chorus Frogs (n=8) and Painted Turtles (n=8). Also included are six new records of Northern Leopard Frogs, a species for which there is now vouchered material from every county in the state. These specimens are verifiable records of species presence and serve as vouchered material from a historically under-sampled state. All records have been added to the Amphibians and Reptiles of South Dakota website and help fill gaps in the distributions of species across the state.
Davis DR, Farkas JK. 2018. New county records of amphibians and reptiles from South Dakota, USA from 2017. Herpetological Review 49:288–295. [PDF]