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State Reptiles
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26 states have chosen official state reptiles. Here's a visual list of them.
 
USA
 
United States
Alabama
Arizona
Alabama Red-bellied Turtle, Pseudemys alabamensis   Arizona Ridge-nosed Rattlesnake, Crotalus willardi willardi
Alabama Red-bellied Turtle,
Pseudemys alabamensis

Photo courtesy Steve Nanz
Arizona Ridge-nosed Rattlesnake,
Crotalus willardi willardi
Photo courtesy Margaret Straley, Spencer, WV
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California
Colorado
Desert Tortoise,
Western Painted Turtle, Chrysemys picta belli
Desert Tortoise, Gopherus agassizii
Photo courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Western Painted Turtle, Chrysemys picta belli
Photo by Nature Inn staff
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Florida
Georgia
American Alligator, Alligator mississippiensis   Gopher Tortoise, Gopherus polyphemus
American Alligator, Alligator mississippiensis
Photo courtesy Jewel Hemenway, Olympia, WA
Gopher Tortoise, Gopherus polyphemus
Photo courtesy Jonathan Schnurr, Suwanee, GA
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Illinois
Kansas
Painted Turtle, Chrysemys picta
Ornate Box Turtle, Terrapene ornata
Painted Turtle, Chrysemys picta
Photo by Nature Inn staff
 
Ornate Box Turtle, Terrapene ornata
Photo courtesy Debbie Smith, Summerville, SC
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Louisiana
 
Maryland
American Alligator, Alligator mississippiensis
 
Diamondback Terrapin, Malaclemys terrapin
American Alligator, Alligator mississippiensis
Photo courtesy Jewel Hemenway, Olympia, WA
 
Diamondback Terrapin, Malaclemys terrapin
Photo courtesy Heather Cunningham,
Federalsburg, MD
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Massachusetts
Michigan
Garter Snake, Thamnophis sp
Painted Turtle, Chrysemys picta
Garter Snake, Thamnophis sp
Photo by Nature Inn staff
Painted Turtle, Chrysemys picta
Photo by Nature Inn staff
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Mississippi
Missouri
American Alligator, Alligator mississippiensis
Three-toed Box Turtle, Terrapene carolina triunguis
American Alligator, Alligator mississippiensis
Photo courtesy Margaret Straley, Spencer, WV
Three-toed Box Turtle, Terrapene carolina triunguis
Photo courtesy
Kevin Lewis, St Louis, Missouri
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Nevada
New Mexico
Desert Tortoise, Gopherus agassizii
Whiptail Lizard, Cnemidophorus neomexicanus
Desert Tortoise, Gopherus agassizii
Photo courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Whiptail Lizard, Cnemidophorus neomexicanus
Photo by Nature Inn staff
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New York
North Carolina
Snapping Turtle, Chelydra serpentina
Eastern Box Turtle, Terrapene carolina
Snapping Turtle, Chelydra serpentina
Photo courtesy Sandra and Frank Horvath, Grimsby, ON

Eastern Box Turtle, Terrapene carolina
Photo courtesy Margaret Straley, Spencer, WV
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Ohio
Oklahoma
Northern Black Racer, Coluber constrictor constrictor
Collared Lizard, Crotaphytus collaris
Northern Black Racer, Coluber constrictor constrictor
Photo courtesy Todd Case, Huntsville, AL
Collared Lizard, Crotaphytus collaris
Photo by Nature Inn staff
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South Carolina
Tennessee
  Eastern Box Turtle, Terrapene carolina
Loggerhead Sea Turtle, Caretta caretta
Photo courtesy Jim Angy, FL
Eastern Box Turtle, Terrapene carolina
Photo courtesy Margaret Straley, Spencer, WV
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Texas
Vermont
Horned Lizard, Phrynosoma cornutum
Painted Turtle, Chrysemys picta
Horned Lizard, Phrynosoma cornutum
Photo by Nature Inn staff
Painted Turtle, Chrysemys picta
Photo by Nature Inn staff
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West Virginia
Wyoming
Timber Rattlesnake, Crotalus horridus
Horned Lizard, Phrynosoma sp
Timber Rattlesnake, Crotalus horridus
Photo courtesy Margaret Straley, Spencer, WV
Horned Lizard, Phrynosoma sp
Photo by Nature Inn staff
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