Global Range: According to Leaché and Reeder (2002), the range includes much of the eastern United States (New York to Ohio, and southward to southern Alabama and central Florida). The western limit of the range approaches Mobile Bay, but further sampling is required in Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee (Leaché and Reeder 2002). Leaché and Reeder (2002) provided only coarse-scale range maps and did not include distributional details for areas where the range of this species adjoins or approaches the range of S. consobrinus.
Occurrence of this species on Long Island, New York, likely is the result of an introduction (Feinberg, 2004, Herpetol. Rev. 35:188).