habitat title.gif (9870 bytes) 

State Checklist | Herping in LA | Links | Authors | State Maps

Louisiana has 7 major habitats that contribute to the diversity of wildlife found in this state.  Rossman and Dundee (1989) list the following: marsh, prairie, bottomland hardwoods, flatwoods, longleaf pine forests, shortleaf pine-oak-hickory forests, and upland hardwoods.

There are a number of reptiles in Louisiana that have preferred habitats and can only be found in one type.  For example, the Louisiana pine snake (Pituophis ruthveni) and the black pine snake (Pituophis melanoleucus lodingi) can only be found in the longleaf pine forests.  Some species, such as the speckled kingsnake (Lampropeltis getula holbrooki) can be found throughout the state.

We plan on getting a map of the general habitats in Louisiana, by region, uploaded over the next few months.

Dundee, H. A. and D. A. Rossman. 1989. The amphibians and reptiles of Louisiana. Luoisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge. 300pp.


Back to Maps

Please send comments and/or questions to kj@kingsnake.kingsnake.com

State Checklist | Herping in LA | Links | Authors | State Maps