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Atchison County, Missouri


Species List

Salamanders (Caudata)

Frogs (Anura)

Lizards (Lacertilia)

Snakes (Serpentes)

Turtles (Testudines)

Collection Summary

Atchison County has a total of 40 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 19 species and 23 localities. There are a total of 10 collectors and 19 collection dates for the county. This results in a total of 19 expeditions for the county, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The county's earliest collection year is 1935 and its most recent collection year is 2017. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are April 1 and October 8, respectively. If you have a new record to report for Atchison County, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by Species

Collection summary for Atchison County by species. Some values are unavailable since some records are represented solely by historical literature reports, which sometimes lack complete collecting data. Click on a species or common name to view more information about that species. Click on column headings to sort by that column.
Species Common Name Localities Collections Collectors Dates Expeditions Earliest Year Latest Year
Acris blanchardi Blanchard's Cricket Frog 2 3 1 2 2 1985 1986
Agkistrodon contortrix Copperhead 1 1 1 1 1 1935 1935
Anaxyrus americanus American Toad 2 2 2 2 2 1962 1992
Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner 2 2 1 2 2 1969 1969
Coluber constrictor North American Racer 2 2 1 2 2 1986 1986
Diadophis punctatus Ring-necked Snake 4 4 3 4 4 1986 2017
Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray Treefrog 1 1 2 1 1 1992 1992
Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake 1 1 1 1 1 1986 1986
Lithobates blairi Plains Leopard Frog 3 5 4 3 3 1985 1991
Lithobates catesbeianus American Bullfrog 3 3 4 3 3 1985 1991
Lithobates pipiens Northern Leopard Frog 1 5 1 1 1 1985 1985
Nerodia sipedon Common Watersnake 1 1 1 1 1 2017 2017
Pantherophis emoryi Great Plains Ratsnake 1 1 1 1 1 1943 1943
Pantherophis ramspotti Western Foxsnake 2 2 1 1 1
Plestiodon obsoletus Great Plains Skink 1 1 1 1 1 1967 1967
Sistrurus tergeminus Prairie Massasauga 1 1 1 1 1
Spea bombifrons Plains Spadefoot 2 2 2 2 2 1942 1986
Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 1960 1960
Thamnophis sirtalis Common Gartersnake 2 2 1 1 1 2017 2017

Potential Species Records

Potential species for Atchison County. Species are listed in descending order of their likelihood of occurrence within the county. Click on a species or common name to view more information about that species. Click on column headings to sort by that column.
Likelihood Species Common Name Rationale Ecoregion / Watershed
2 Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
2 Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Steeply Rolling Loess Prairies
2 Heterodon nasicus Plains Hog-nosed Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
2 Lampropeltis holbrooki Speckled Kingsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Steeply Rolling Loess Prairies
2 Pantherophis obsoletus Western Ratsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Steeply Rolling Loess Prairies
2 Pantherophis obsoletus Western Ratsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
2 Pseudacris maculata Boreal Chorus Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Steeply Rolling Loess Prairies
2 Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Steeply Rolling Loess Prairies
2 Thamnophis radix Plains Gartersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
3 Ambystoma texanum Small-mouthed Salamander Same Level III ecoregion, within 5 miles Western Corn Belt Plains
4 Anaxyrus cognatus Great Plains Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
4 Anaxyrus woodhousii Woodhouse's Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
4 Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell Same watershed, within 10 miles Tarkio-Wolf
4 Chrysemys picta Western Painted Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
4 Emydoidea blandingii Blanding's Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
4 Graptemys pseudogeographica False Map Turtle Same watershed, within 10 miles Tarkio-Wolf
4 Lithobates sphenocephalus Southern Leopard Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
4 Nerodia rhombifer Diamond-backed Watersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
4 Regina grahamii Graham's Crawfish Snake Same watershed, within 10 miles Tarkio-Wolf
4 Storeria dekayi DeKay's Brownsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
5 Pituophis catenifer Bullsnake Same Level III ecoregion, within 10 miles Western Corn Belt Plains
6 Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
7 Gastrophryne olivacea Western Narrow-mouthed Toad Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Western Corn Belt Plains
7 Plestiodon fasciatus Common Five-lined Skink Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Western Corn Belt Plains
7 Trachemys scripta Red-eared Slider Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Western Corn Belt Plains
9 Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Western Corn Belt Plains
9 Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern Milksnake Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Western Corn Belt Plains

Checklist

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