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Barry County, Missouri


Species List

Salamanders (Caudata)

Frogs (Anura)

Lizards (Lacertilia)

Snakes (Serpentes)

Turtles (Testudines)

Collection Summary

Barry County has a total of 640 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 59 species and 131 localities. There are a total of 66 collectors and 137 collection dates for the county. This results in a total of 161 expeditions for the county, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The county's earliest collection year is 1891 and its most recent collection year is 2015. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are January 27 and November 25, respectively. If you have a new record to report for Barry County, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by Species

Collection summary for Barry 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 6 19 7 8 8 1930 1955
Agkistrodon contortrix Copperhead 8 11 7 8 8 1927 2007
Agkistrodon piscivorus Western Cottonmouth 1 1 2 1 1 2007 2007
Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander 1 1 1 1 1 1955 1955
Anaxyrus americanus American Toad 9 13 13 11 11 1930 1999
Anaxyrus fowleri Fowler's Toad 3 3 4 3 3 1936 1955
Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner 2 3 3 2 2 1930 1991
Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake 8 52 11 16 16 1930 1976
Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle 2 6 5 3 3 1930 2015
Coluber constrictor North American Racer 2 5 2 3 3 1930 1939
Coluber flagellum Eastern Coachwhip 7 9 7 7 8 1939 2006
Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake 1 1 1 1 1 2003 2003
Crotaphytus collaris Eastern Collared Lizard 7 8 5 7 7 1930 1972
Diadophis punctatus Ring-necked Snake 10 29 10 15 17 1930 1976
Eurycea longicauda Long-tailed Salamander 14 21 11 12 13 1941 2009
Eurycea lucifuga Cave Salamander 12 31 8 11 12 1892 1991
Eurycea spelaea Grotto Salamander 4 48 7 7 8 1891 1984
Eurycea tynerensis Oklahoma Salamander 20 37 13 19 20 1930 1986
Gastrophryne carolinensis Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad 2 2 3 2 2 1937 1965
Graptemys geographica Northern Map Turtle 4 4 5 3 3 2007 2015
Haldea striatula Rough Earthsnake 6 16 6 7 7 1939 1976
Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake 2 3 6 3 3 1930 2005
Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray Treefrog 2 4 2 2 2 1957 1982
Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog 3 3 3 2 2 1992 2007
Kinosternon flavescens Yellow Mud Turtle 2 2 2 2 2 1964 2002
Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake 2 4 2 3 3 1930 2004
Lampropeltis holbrooki Speckled Kingsnake 5 5 5 5 5 1939 2015
Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern Milksnake 4 5 3 5 5 1939 1968
Lithobates catesbeianus American Bullfrog 2 5 2 3 3 1930 1959
Lithobates clamitans Green Frog 2 4 3 4 4 1927 1965
Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog 2 3 2 2 2 1964 1966
Lithobates sphenocephalus Southern Leopard Frog 5 7 9 5 6 1927 2004
Lithobates sylvaticus Wood Frog 1 3 1 1 1 1986 1986
Necturus maculosus Mudpuppy 1 1 1 1 1 1997 1997
Nerodia sipedon Common Watersnake 17 55 11 16 17 1930 2015
Notophthalmus viridescens Central Newt 4 11 5 4 4 1964 2009
Opheodrys aestivus Northern Rough Greensnake 5 5 4 5 5 1930 2007
Pantherophis emoryi Great Plains Ratsnake 1 1 1 1 1 1939 1939
Pantherophis obsoletus Western Ratsnake 4 4 7 4 4 1937 2004
Phrynosoma cornutum Texas Horned Lizard 1 1 1 1 1 1930 1930
Pituophis catenifer Bullsnake 2 2 3 2 2 1952 1964
Plestiodon anthracinus Southern Coal Skink 4 4 4 4 4 1927 1976
Plestiodon fasciatus Common Five-lined Skink 8 20 6 10 10 1927 1976
Plestiodon laticeps Broad-headed Skink 1 1 1 1 1 2002 2002
Plestiodon obsoletus Great Plains Skink 2 2 3 2 2 1991 1992
Plethodon albagula Western Slimy Salamander 14 33 12 17 17 1938 2009
Plethodon angusticlavius Ozark Zigzag Salamander 3 6 4 4 4 1963 2009
Pseudacris crucifer Spring Peeper 4 9 6 4 4 1952 2003
Pseudacris maculata Boreal Chorus Frog 2 2 2 2 2 1957 2003
Sceloporus consobrinus Prairie Lizard 11 33 10 14 16 1927 1991
Scincella lateralis Little Brown Skink 9 16 10 12 12 1927 2015
Sistrurus miliarius Western Pygmy Rattlesnake 3 5 5 5 5 1939 2014
Storeria dekayi DeKay's Brownsnake 1 5 6 5 5 1939 2007
Storeria occipitomaculata Northern Red-bellied Snake 4 4 5 4 4 1930 2007
Tantilla gracilis Flat-headed Snake 9 21 6 9 9 1930 1976
Terrapene carolina Three-toed Box Turtle 4 20 4 4 4 1930 1955
Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 1956 1956
Thamnophis sirtalis Common Gartersnake 4 9 5 7 7 1927 1968
Trachemys scripta Red-eared Slider 1 1 2 1 1 2007 2007

Potential Species Records

Potential species for Barry 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 annulatum Ringed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles White River Hills
2 Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell Same watershed, within 5 miles Spring
2 Graptemys ouachitensis Ouachita Map Turtle Same watershed, within 5 miles James
2 Nerodia erythrogaster Plain-bellied Watersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Springfield Plateau
2 Ophisaurus attenuatus Western Slender Glass Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Springfield Plateau
2 Pseudemys concinna River Cooter Same watershed, within 5 miles James
2 Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles White River Hills
4 Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles White River Hills
4 Chrysemys picta Western Painted Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Springfield Plateau
4 Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles White River Hills
6 Ambystoma texanum Small-mouthed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Graptemys pseudogeographica False Map Turtle Same watershed, within 20 miles James
6 Hyla cinerea Green Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles White River Hills
6 Lithobates areolatus Northern Crawfish Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Sonora semiannulata Variable Groundsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Dissected Springfield Plateau-Elk River Hills
6 Sonora semiannulata Variable Groundsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Sonora semiannulata Variable Groundsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles White River Hills
6 Sternotherus odoratus Eastern Musk Turtle Same watershed, within 20 miles Elk
8 Ambystoma opacum Marbled Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles White River Hills
8 Hemidactylus turcicus 1 Mediterranean Gecko Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Springfield Plateau
8 Nerodia rhombifer Diamond-backed Watersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Dissected Springfield Plateau-Elk River Hills
8 Podarcis siculus 1 Italian Wall Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Springfield Plateau

Checklist

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Notes

1 This species is not native to Missouri. Thus far, non-native reptiles in Missouri have only been found in urban areas and do not appear to constitute a threat to our native herpetofauna. This is not the case everywhere and non-native species that become invasive are considered by many biologists to be a major threat, second only to habitat loss, to our native species. Care should be taken to prevent the spread of this and all non-native species. Furthermore, it is illegal to release non-native species into the environment.