Identification Keys

Have you spotted an amphibian or reptile and you’re not sure exactly what it is? Click on the appropriate button below to use one of our identification keys to help identify what you saw.

Juvenile and Adult Amphibians of Alberta
Juvenile and Adult Reptiles of Alberta


Throughout this website, scientific and species common names adhere to standards provided from the following source:

Crother, B. I. (editor). 2017. Scientific and standard English names of amphibians and reptiles of North America north of Mexico, with comments regarding confidence in our understanding. 8th edition. SSAR Herpetological Circular 43:1-104. [Updates in SSAR North American Species Names Database at:]