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Audrain County, Missouri


Species List

Salamanders (Caudata)

Frogs (Anura)

Lizards (Lacertilia)

Snakes (Serpentes)

Turtles (Testudines)

Collection Summary

Audrain County has a total of 73 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 30 species and 54 localities. There are a total of 21 collectors and 44 collection dates for the county. This results in a total of 45 expeditions for the county, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The county's earliest collection year is 1938 and its most recent collection year is 2015. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are February 19 and October 10, respectively. If you have a new record to report for Audrain County, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by Species

Collection summary for Audrain 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 2 2 2 1992 2000
Ambystoma texanum Small-mouthed Salamander 1 2 2 1 1 1997 1997
Anaxyrus americanus American Toad 1 1 1 1 1 1997 1997
Anaxyrus fowleri Fowler's Toad 1 1 1 1 1 2000 2000
Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell 1 1 1 1 1 2000 2000
Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle 6 6 6 6 6 2002 2015
Chrysemys picta Western Painted Turtle 5 5 5 5 5 1999 2015
Coluber constrictor North American Racer 2 2 2 2 2 1939 1999
Graptemys geographica Northern Map Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 2008 2008
Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog 1 1 1 1 1 2013 2013
Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake 3 3 2 3 3 2000 2005
Lithobates blairi Plains Leopard Frog 1 1 2 1 1 2000 2000
Lithobates catesbeianus American Bullfrog 5 6 4 5 5 1941 2010
Lithobates clamitans Green Frog 2 3 2 2 2 1999 2010
Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog 1 1 3 1 1 2006 2006
Lithobates sphenocephalus Southern Leopard Frog 1 5 3 1 1 1950 1950
Nerodia sipedon Common Watersnake 2 2 1 2 2 2000 2011
Opheodrys vernalis Smooth Greensnake 1 4 2 2 2 1960 1960
Ophisaurus attenuatus Western Slender Glass Lizard 1 1 1 1 1 2002 2002
Pantherophis obsoletus Western Ratsnake 3 3 2 3 3 1939 2000
Pseudacris crucifer Spring Peeper 1 1 1 1 1 2013 2013
Pseudacris maculata Boreal Chorus Frog 1 1 1 1 1 1997 1997
Scincella lateralis Little Brown Skink 1 1 1 1 1 1999 1999
Sistrurus tergeminus Prairie Massasauga 1 1 1 1 1 2009 2009
Storeria dekayi DeKay's Brownsnake 2 3 3 2 3 1999 1999
Storeria occipitomaculata Northern Red-bellied Snake 2 2 1 2 2 1999 1999
Terrapene carolina Three-toed Box Turtle 2 2 1 1 1 2002 2002
Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle 2 2 2 2 2 1938 2000
Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake 1 1 1 1 1 1999 1999
Thamnophis sirtalis Common Gartersnake 6 7 2 6 6 1997 2013

Potential Species Records

Potential species for Audrain 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 Agkistrodon contortrix Copperhead Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles River Hills
2 Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Claypan Prairie
2 Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Claypan Prairie
2 Diadophis punctatus Ring-necked Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles River Hills
2 Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern Milksnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles River Hills
2 Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern Milksnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Claypan Prairie
2 Lithobates areolatus Northern Crawfish Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Claypan Prairie
2 Notophthalmus viridescens Central Newt Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles River Hills
2 Opheodrys aestivus Northern Rough Greensnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Claypan Prairie
2 Plestiodon fasciatus Common Five-lined Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Claypan Prairie
2 Plestiodon fasciatus Common Five-lined Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles River Hills
2 Trachemys scripta Red-eared Slider Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Claypan Prairie
2 Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles River Hills
4 Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Claypan Prairie
4 Eurycea longicauda Long-tailed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles River Hills
4 Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Claypan Prairie
4 Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles River Hills
4 Lampropeltis holbrooki Speckled Kingsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Claypan Prairie
4 Pantherophis emoryi Great Plains Ratsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Claypan Prairie
4 Pituophis catenifer Bullsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Claypan Prairie
4 Plestiodon laticeps Broad-headed Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Claypan Prairie
4 Plestiodon laticeps Broad-headed Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles River Hills
4 Sceloporus consobrinus Prairie Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles River Hills
4 Sceloporus consobrinus Prairie Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Claypan Prairie
4 Thamnophis radix Plains Gartersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Claypan Prairie
6 Ambystoma annulatum Ringed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Ambystoma opacum Marbled Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Coluber flagellum Eastern Coachwhip Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Claypan Prairie
6 Coluber flagellum Eastern Coachwhip Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Graptemys ouachitensis Ouachita Map Turtle Same watershed, within 20 miles Salt
6 Graptemys pseudogeographica False Map Turtle Same watershed, within 20 miles Lower Missouri-Moreau
6 Graptemys pseudogeographica False Map Turtle Same watershed, within 20 miles Salt
6 Lithobates sylvaticus Wood Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Plethodon albagula Western Slimy Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Tantilla gracilis Flat-headed Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
7 Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger Salamander Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Central Irregular Plains
8 Anaxyrus cognatus Great Plains Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles River Hills
8 Anaxyrus woodhousii Woodhouse's Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles River Hills
8 Apalone mutica Midland Smooth Softshell Same watershed, within 30 miles Lower Missouri-Moreau
8 Gastrophryne carolinensis Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles River Hills
8 Gastrophryne olivacea Western Narrow-mouthed Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles River Hills
8 Hemidactylium scutatum Four-toed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles River Hills
8 Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles River Hills
8 Nerodia erythrogaster Plain-bellied Watersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles River Hills
8 Nerodia rhombifer Diamond-backed Watersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles River Hills
8 Regina grahamii Graham's Crawfish Snake Same watershed, within 30 miles Cuivre
8 Spea bombifrons Plains Spadefoot Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles River Hills
8 Sternotherus odoratus Eastern Musk Turtle Same watershed, within 30 miles Cuivre
10 Necturus maculosus Mudpuppy Adjacent county, same watershed Lower Missouri
10 Pantherophis vulpinus Eastern Foxsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county River Hills
10 Siren intermedia Western Lesser Siren Adjacent county, same watershed Cuivre

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