A survey of the amphibians and reptiles of the Sylamore Ranger District, Ozark National Forest, Arkansas, was conducted from May 1969 through May 1972. The district is composed of 170,000 acres and includes parts of Stone, Baxter, Marion, and Searcy Counties. A total of 533 specimens was collected during the study. An additional 72 specimens in the collections of Memphis State University and Arkansas State University were examined. Forty-nine species were recorded from the study area. These consisted of 8 salamanders, 12 frogs and toads, 4 turtles, 6 lizards, and 19 snakes. Two species collected during the study, Scaphiopus holbrooki and Rana sylatica, were not previously indicated by published range maps and range descriptions as occurring in north-central Arkansas.
Schuier, John P.; Dickson, James W.; and Harvey, Michael J.
"Herpetofauna of Sylamore Ranger District, Ozark National Forest, Arkansas: Preliminary Report,"
Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science: Vol. 26
, Article 16.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uark.edu/jaas/vol26/iss1/16